Decision details

Responding to the Coronavirus outbreak

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


1.    That the council’s response to the outbreak of coronavirus is noted.


2.    That the emerging financial impacts on the city council budget are noted and a further report be prepared for the June Cabinet meeting.


3.    That the Discretionary Business Support policy be developed in line with national guidance and the award of discretionary business support be delegated to the Section 151 officer following recommendation from the Discretionary Business Support Panel comprising the Cabinet Member; Finance, Cabinet Member Local Economy and Shadow Cabinet Member for Local Economy, Strategic Director: Place and Corporate Head of Resources.


4.    That the policy to write off qualifying commercial rents from March to June 2020 on application from premises with a valid tenancy arrangement in the council’s portfolio is agreed. The decision to write off any rent be delegated to the Section 151 officer following recommendation by the Rent Abatement Panel comprising the Cabinet Member: Housing & Assets, Cabinet Member: Finance, Strategic Director Place and Corporate Head Asset Management.


5.    That the outline Restoration and Recovery Plan be agreed but updated as required in the light of emerging information and local circumstances.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Laura Taylor, Chief Executive Email:

Report author: Laura Taylor

Publication date: 22/05/2020

Date of decision: 21/05/2020

Decided at meeting: 21/05/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 02/06/2020

Accompanying Documents:


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