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To seek approval of the Housing Income Management Policy (report of the Portfolio Holder Housing and Health enclosed).
(Please note that Appendices B and C to this report are not for publication by virtue of Paragraph 3 (Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)) in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and are therefore attached to this agenda as item 16).
Consideration was given to the report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health which sought approval of the Housing Income Management Policy.
Members agreed that only the principles of the report be discussed and there was therefore no need for the meeting to go into private session for this item.
a) That the Housing Income Management Policy be adopted; and
b) That amendments to the appendices of the Policy, and minor operational amendments be delegated to the Housing Landlord Services Manager, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health.
(Other options considered:
· Do nothing, and continue to operate without policies in place.
Reasons for decision:
· To provide an updated policy on income collection and to allow for debt to be written off and chargeable repairs to be charged;
· To set out the Council’s approach to the collection of housing income within the policy, for officers and residents to refer to; and
· To avoid the risk of legal challenge by not having up to date policies regarding income collection in place).
(The Housing Repairs Manager left the meeting following discussion of the above item).