Universal Credit Delivery Partnership Agreement
Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To delegate authority for renewing the
agreement with DWP for the provision of support in administering
Universal Credit, to the Executive Director for ODCS.
The Revenues & Benefits Programme Manager presented the report which detailed the proposed Delivery Partnership Agreement with the Department of Work and Pensions for the provision of services required for 2016 and in subsequent years as a consequence of the roll out of Universal Credit.
The Board noted that the main risk to the Council was reputational and linked to the need to adequately resource the support service as demand increased in future years.
The Board Member for Customer and Corporate Services thanked the Scrutiny Committee for its thorough discussion of the report and confirmed that she had accepted the three recommendations.
The City Executive Board resolved to:
1. Authorise the Executive Director for Organisational Development and Corporate Services to enter into arrangements with the Department of Work and Pensions for the provision of services for the delivery of Universal Credit in 2016 and in subsequent years, provided that (s)he is satisfied that the full terms of the agreement are acceptable and properly reflect the principles set out in the report.
Cllr Simmons left the meeting at the end of this item.
Report author: Paul Wilding
Publication date: 26/08/2016
Date of decision: 17/03/2016
Decided at meeting: 17/03/2016 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)
Effective from: 24/03/2016