Issue details

Discretionary Housing Payment Fund - Spending Review

A reduction in the Government Funding for 2018-19 (without a corresponding decrease in the number of Discretionary Housing Payment applications and awards) will require an in-year adjustment to ensure against overspending.


The Discretionary Housing Payment Policy is to be reviewed with effect from 1st April 2019.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/09/2018

Decision due: 30 Oct 2018 by Executive

No change since last plan

Lead member: Portfolio Holder: Communities

Contact: Amy Mayes Email: Tel: 01473 432000.

Consultation process

The DWP Discretionary Housing Policy Guide provides the framework for decision making. The Local Authority can exceed the fund provided additional resources can be secured.


Portfolio Holder for Communities

Chief Operating Officer

Head of Finance and Revenues

Legal Services

Financial Services

Agenda items

Background papers

  • Discretionary Housing Payments – Policy and Procedures 2017