Issue details

Household Support Grant: 2022/23 Q3/4 Allocation and Free School Meals


This report sets out a proposal to use the latest round of funding allocated to the Council through the Household Support Fund for the period 1 September 2022 to 31 March 2023.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) would normally be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.


It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make a key decision. On this occasion it has not been practicable to provide 28 clear days’ notice, nor 5 clear days’ notice, therefore Section 11 (Cases of special urgency) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 has been complied with. The Chairman of the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee has agreed that consideration of this report is urgent and cannot be reasonably deferred until the next Cabinet meeting on 15 November 2022 because it is imperative that the Council takes urgent action to support individuals and families in Medway in line with the Government’s announcement to implement the Household Support Grant.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Decision made

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/10/2022

Decision due: 18 Oct 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Gary Hackwell, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group

Lead director: Phil Watts

Contact: Katey Durkin, Chief Finance Officer Email: Tel: 01634 332355, Gemma Gilley, Head of Benefits and Financial Welfare Email: Tel: 01634 332310.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Business Support

Agenda items

Background papers