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Speaking at a Council or Committee meeting

Venue: Remote (Zoom)

Contact: Tom Hudson, Scrutiny Officer  email

Note: This meeting will be held via Zoom and livesteamed to the Council's youtube channel 

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Substitutes are not allowed.


Declarations of interest


Housing Panel Work Plan

The Panel is asked to NOTE that the forthcoming meeting of the Housing and Homelessness Panel is in February, meaning the Forward Plan is liable to change. Aside from the requested report on the progress of activities in relation to the Social Housing White Paper it is not possible to put forward a reliable work plan.


Notes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 384 KB

The Panel is asked to AGREE the notes of the meeting held on 06 October 2021 as an accurate record, having raised any necessary amendments.




Landlord Services Performance Dashboard

The requested dashboard of landlord services remains delayed as a consequence of the QL implementation and is not available for this meeting.


Discretionary Housing Payment Policy pdf icon PDF 362 KB

Cabinet will, at its meeting on 10 November 2021, consider a report on Discretionary Housing Payment policy. The Panel is asked to consider the report and AGREE any recommendations it wishes to make to Cabinet arising from it.

Councillor Shaista Aziz, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Communities, and James Pickering, Welfare Reform Manager will be available to present the report.

**NB This report is to follow and will be issued as a supplement.**

Additional documents:


Empty Homes pdf icon PDF 457 KB

At its last meeting the Panel requested an introduction to the work of the Empty Homes Officer. Melanie Mutch, Empty Homes Officer, will present a report on her area of work. The Panel is asked to AGREE any recommendations it wishes to make to Cabinet arising from the report.



Dates of next meetings

Meetings of the Housing and Homelessness Panel are scheduled for:


02 February 2022

04 April 2022