Decision details

To amend the Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Finance and Assets

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Reasons for the decision:

NHS Test and Trace provided local authorities with funding for a Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme in addition to the national scheme.

 

On 13 October 2020 Cabinet approved the Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme and authorised the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets to make changes to ensure the successful operation on the scheme

 

To improve take up and incentivise people to self-isolate the following changes are being made:

 

·         Increase the gross income level used to assess eligibility to £575.00 per week

Alternative options considered:

None

Other reasons / organisations consulted

None

Contact: Jayne Gilpin, Head of Revenues and Benefits 01242 264323 Email: jayne.gilpin@cheltenham.gov.uk.

Publication date: 20/07/2021

Date of decision: 19/07/2021