Issue details

To accept and approve the gateway delivery of additional Kickstart scheme placements, providing work experience placements to 16 to 24 year olds

To gain approval to accept and deliver additional grant funding offered by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

The council has successfully applied to DWP to be a gateway organisation for the delivery of the Kickstart scheme across Herefordshire. As part of the Covid 19 recovery programme, the Kickstart scheme funds 6 monthly work experience placements for 16 to 24 year olds receiving universal credit.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/05/2021

General exception notice

This item is subject to the General Exception procedure. It is proposed to take a key decision on the decision date shown below. It would be impracticable to defer the decision. This notice has been issued to the chairman of the relevant overview and scrutiny committee.

Reason for urgency:
The council are required to sign and return the grant funding offer by the 21st May (one calendar month of offer made).

Decision due: 19 May 2021 by Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Lead member: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Lead director: Director of Economy and Place

Department: Economy and Place

Contact: Roger Allonby, Head of economic development Email: Tel: 01432 260330.