Decision Maker: Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To consider the proposed Additional Restrictions Support Grant Policy (ARG) for businesses which have to close or are severely impacted by national or localised lockdown restrictions to manage the coronavirus pandemic.
The Leader of the Council approves the Additional Restrictions Grants Scheme and grants the Director of Service Delivery delegated authority, to implement, and if necessary, amend each Policy (in consultation with the Leader). Such delegated authority will include any measures necessary for or incidental to its management and administration.
In accordance with section 20 of the Council’s Scrutiny Procedure Rules, the call-in procedure shall not apply to this decision given its urgency. A decision is urgent if, in the view of the decision maker, any delay likely to be caused by the call-in process would, for example, seriously prejudice the Council’s or the public’s interests.
In accordance with this section, it is the opinion of the decision maker that this decision is an urgent one and therefore exempt from call-in.
This is a new scheme which needs to be implemented as a matter of urgency and so executive approval for the scheme is being sought from the Leader. The Leader is being asked to authorise the Director of Service Delivery to implement and administer the scheme as there is no existing officer delegation in place.
This additional funding has been made available by Government as an emergency measure to support businesses mandated to close under national restrictions. Time does not permit alternative options.
Urgent item?: Yes
Publication date: 19/11/2020
Date of decision: 19/11/2020