(1) That acceptance of £41,344 Private Rented Sector (PRS) MEES Compliance & Enforcement Grant Funding be approved;
(2) That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director of Place (Economic Growth and Housing) to enter into a Grant Funding Agreement as per the terms outlined in the body of this report.
(3) That the Assistant Director of Place (Economic Growth and Housing) will authorise a supplementary revenue estimate of £41,344 which will be fully funded by the MEES Grant Funding
Reasons for the Decision(s):
Cabinet Member approval is required to accept the grant offered by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)
The Council could choose not to accept the funding and try to integrate the energy efficiency enforcement work into existing roles, however, the significant amount of standard compliance work relating to the licencing scheme that the team is trying to deal with will make this very challenging to achieve.