Venue: Committee Room 1, City Hall
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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 8 January 2019 be confirmed.
Declarations of Interest
Please note that, in accordance with the Members' Code of Conduct, when declaring interests members must disclose the existence and nature of the interest, and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) or personal and/or pecuniary.
No declarations of interest were received.
Universal Credit and its Link to Housing Supply and Demand - Overview by Graham Watts
Bob Bushell, Chair of Community Leadership Scrutiny Committee:
a) reported that as part of the previous review into Inclusive Growth, agreed to undertake a further review on the Local Community Impact of Welfare Reform
b) advised that the committee briefly went through the report which identified the key findings and emerging recommendations following the review
c) first met on 3 July 2018 and agreed that the scrutiny review onto the local community impact of Welfare Reform would focus on two key strands:
- Universal Credit
- Housing Supply and Demand
d) Highlighted that a 4 further meetings took place and evidence was gathered from the following organisations:
- City of Lincoln Council
- Residential Landlord Association
- Department of Work and Pensions
- Citizens Advice
e) invited members comments and questions
RESOLVED that the report be referred to Executive for consideration.
Discussions on Recommendations to be taken Forward from the Review
Bob Bushell, Chair of Community Leadership Committee:
a) lead members through the emerging recommendations as identified at 6.1 of the report in relation to Universal Credit and it’s link to Housing Supply and Demand
b) allowed members to make any changes to the emerging recommendations.
RESOLVED that the recommendations be referred to Executive subject to some minor typographical amendments.
Jess Cullen, Democratic Services Officer:
RESOLVED that the work programme 2018/19 as detailed at Appendix A to the report be noted subject to the following deletions:-
· Impact of Welfare and Reform – (PIP)/Advice
· Supported Housing
· Transport and Inclusive Growth
· City Centre Environment
· Usher Art Gallery.