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This document provides the background and context to the detailed action. It describes the rationale for key objectives and an overview of proposed activity.

This document details the key actions to be delivered in 2010/11. These include actions to help businesses on the Island, including inward investment (with a focus on renewable energy) and support for existing businesses. The plan also identifies actions to provide for significant new employment land and to invest in the employment and skill needs of local people.

This document sets out the objectives of the Island’s economic development plan for the next three years: 2011/12 to 2013/14. It outlines targets to be achieved to meet the vision for the Island by 2020 but also the progress that needs to be achieved in the shorter term.

This is the Stage 1 Equality Impact Assessment - Initial Screening, for the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service Integrated Risk Management Plan 2013-2015.

 

 

The national Council Tax Benefit (CTB) scheme comes to an end on 31ST March 2013 to be replaced by a locally determined system of Council Tax Support (CTS). The funding made available by Government for the new scheme will be reduced by 10% nationally and cash limited. The aim of the new support scheme is to provide financial assistance to council taxpayers who have low incomes.  Persons who are of state pension credit qualifying age  are protected under the scheme in that the calculation of the support they are to receive has been set by Central Government.  For working age applicants however the support they receive on the Isle of Wight is to be determined by the Council. 

At this stage it is projected that the financial assistance for the scheme to be provided by Central Government will be some £1.9m less than the amount currently provided to support the existing Council Tax Benefit scheme.  In order to fully or partly meet this funding gap the Council has to consider a reduction of council tax support paid to working age claimants.



 

  

The national Council Tax Benefit (CTB) scheme comes to an end on 31ST March 2013 to be replaced by a locally determined system of Council Tax Support (CTS). The funding made available by Government for the new scheme will be reduced by 10% nationally and cash limited. The aim of the new support scheme is to provide financial assistance to council taxpayers who have low incomes.  Persons who are of state pension credit qualifying age  are protected under the scheme in that the calculation of the support they are to receive has been set by Central Government.  For working age applicants however the support they receive on the Isle of Wight is to be determined by the Council. 

At this stage it is projected that the financial assistance for the scheme to be provided by Central Government will be some £1.8m less than the amount currently provided to support the existing Council Tax Benefit scheme.  In order to fully or partly meet this funding gap the Council has to consider a reduction of council tax support paid to working age claimants.  This completed EIA sets out the considerations in providing the final Council Tax Support scheme.


The national Social Fund Discretionary Scheme for Crisis Loans and Community Care Grants comes to an end on 31ST March 2013 to be replaced by a locally determined system of Local Assistance Scheme (LAS). The funding made available by Government for the new scheme will be cash limited. The aim of the new support scheme is to provide financial assistance to island residents for general living expenses who are in genuine hardship and can not be met through other means. 

This is a pilot year scheme to enable the Council to monitor, evaluate and deliver a responsive scheme of local assistance and will be delivered through the grant funding available of £344K. 

 

The Discrectionary Housing Payments (DHP) scheme, covers shortfalls between rental liability and payment of Housing Benefit, it does not cover any payments in respect of Localised Council Tax Support from April 2013.







Every claimant who is entitled to the minimum amount of Housing Benefit and who has a shortfall is entitled to make a claim for further discretionary financial help.  The amount that can be paid out by an authority in any financial year is cash limited by the Secretary of State.







The DHP policy has been widened from April 2013 to reflect the impact of welfare reforms and sets out how the council will provide additonal support and the criteria applied.

The Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) scheme, covers shortfalls between rental liability and payment of Housing Benefit, it does not cover any payments in respect of Localised Council Tax Support from April 2013.



Every claimant who is entitled to the minimum amount of Housing Benefit and who has a shortfall is entitled to make a claim for further discretionary financial help.  The amount that can be paid out by an authority in any financial year is cash limited by the Secretary of State.



The DHP policy has been widened from April 2013 to reflect the impact of welfare reforms and sets out how the council will provide additional support and the criteria applied.

Regulatory and Community Safety Services’ (Licensing, Environmental Health , community Safety and Trading Standards) primary function is to achieve regulatory compliance in order to protect the public, legitimate business, the environment and groups such as consumers and workers. Enforcement action is at the discretion of the Local Authority. The policy applies to all the legislation enforced by officers with delegated enforcement powers employed by Regulatory and Community Safety Services . The purpose of the policy is to enable officers to interpret and apply relevant legal requirements fairly and consistently.

The Council will endorse a limited number of high quality ECO (Energy Companies Obligation) Schemes that comply with the Code of Conduct. The ECO Code is designed to ensure that high levels of customer care are being offered alongside energy efficiency improvements.

The national Council Tax Benefit (CTB) scheme ended 31ST March 2013 and was replaced by a locally determined system of Council Tax Support (CTS). The funding made available by Government for the new scheme was reduced by 10% nationally and cash limited. The aim of the new support scheme is to provide financial assistance to council taxpayers who have low incomes.  Persons who are of state pension credit qualifying age  are protected under the scheme in that the calculation of the support they are to receive has been set by Central Government.  For working age applicants however the support they receive on the Isle of Wight is to be determined by the Council.

At this stage it is projected that the financial assistance for the scheme to be provided by Central Government will be some £1.8m less than the amount provided to support the previous Council Tax Benefit scheme.  In order to fully or partly meet this funding gap the Council had to consider a reduction of council tax support paid to working age claimants. 

This completed EIA sets out the review considerations in providing the final Council Tax Support scheme for the second year 2014/15 following the Council decison of 16.1.13 to provide a transitional scheme during 2013/14 to enable residents to adjust to paying the full amount of the contirbutions required (resrticting to maximum of 80% support) from 1 April 2014.

Equality Impact Assessment for the Fire and Rescue Service Integrated Risk Management Plan 2014 - 2020.

The anti-social behaviour case review process is a mechanism for victims of persistent anti-social behaviour to require action, starting with a review of their case. The focus of an anti-social behaviour case review is on bringing agencies together to share information and to take a more joined up, problem-solving approach to find a solution for the victim. Agencies including councils, the police, local health teams and registered providers of social housing will have a duty to undertake a case review when someone requests one and their case meets the defined threshold of the trigger. For the purpose of the anti-social behaviour case review process (community trigger), anti-social behaviour is defined as “behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress to any member of the public”.

The national Council Tax Benefit (CTB) scheme ended 31ST March 2013 and was replaced by a locally determined system of Council Tax Support (CTS). The funding made available by Government for the new scheme was reduced intially by 10% nationally and cash limited with further reductions each year expected through the financial setttlement. The aim of the support scheme is to provide financial assistance to council taxpayers who have low incomes. Persons who are of state pension credit qualifying age are protected under the scheme in that the calculation of the support they are to receive has been set by Central Government. For working age applicants however the support they receive on the Isle of Wight is to be determined by the Council.

The level of financial assistance for the scheme to be provided by Central Government has continued to reduce compared the level provided under the former Council Tax Benefit scheme. In order to fully or partly meet this funding gap the Council has had to review the previous CTS scheme provided during 2014/15 and consider whether the scheme for 2015/16 should continue or change in relation to the council tax support paid to working age claimants.

This completed EIA sets out the review considerations in providing the final Council Tax Support scheme for the third year 2015/16 following the Council decisons of 16.1.13 and 16.10.13 to provide a scheme during 2014/15 (resrticting to maximum of 80% support) from 1 April 2014.  Whilst the scheme is proposed to continue as per the 2014/15 scheme, this EIA review has been updated 

The equality impact assessment for the Personal Budget reconciliation of unspent funds. Details the change in the process of reconciling unspent personal budget funding at review or if the personal budget should cease.

This Equality Impact Assessment covers the Partnership between Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service

Where a person is liable to pay council tax, the Isle of Wight Council has powers to reduce liability in relation to individual cases or class(es) that it may determine and where national discounts and exemption cannot be applied. The council will consider using its powers for any council tax payer in exceptional circumstances, where there is evidence of financial hardship or personal circumstances that justify a reduction in council tax liability.
There are financial implications to awarding any discounts other than those currently available under statutory legislation and the financial burden of Section 13a discounts has to be met through an increase in the general level of council tax for other payers.

The Care Act, introduced in April 2014, includes new legislation and seeks to provide clarity about which local authority is responsible for a person’s care and support, depending on where the service user lives or spends the majority of their time. It is clear that the process of determining a person’s ordinary residence must not delay the process of meeting needs. In cases where ordinary residence is unclear, the local authority should meet the individual’s needs first and then resolve the question of residence.

The Policy explains in detail how to determine ordinary residence, cases where a person lacks capacity, people who have no settled residence, arrange accommodation in another area, NHS accommodation, mental health aftercare and various other common situations.

The Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF) has been set up by the Council to assist applicants for Council Tax Reduction who are facing 'exceptional hardship'

The Local Council Tax Support Section 13A Policy.  This policy sets out how the scheme will operate and what the qualifying conditions are for making awards from April 2013 to replace Council Tax Benefit

This report is a summary of the activity of the Early Help Assessment on the Isle of Wight and its impact for the period 1 April 2014 to 31st March 2015.

The Council is intending to introduce prepaid cards as a method for making direct payments to people with eligible care needs. The use of prepaid cards will increase flexibility and reduce the barriers to direct payments. This will ensure compliance with the Care Act 2014 which states that a choice of delivery methods for direct payments must be offered.

Many individuals currently supported by the council receive services in a residential or nursing care setting. Their needs have been agreed with them as a result of an assessment of need for care and support.

The council will require the service user to make a financial contribution subject to their ability to pay and this policy covers these circumstances.

This policy has been written in accordance with the Care Act 2014 and subsequent issue of the Care and Support Statutory Guidance and Regulations.

The Policy has been refreshed in light of the Care Act 2014 and the Care and Support statutory guidance being updated and provides advice and practical guidance on the operation of Deferred Payment Agreements to business support staff. The policy also explains fees and charges, including an administration / joining fee together with the introduction of an annual fee for all service users who meet the criteria and wish to utilise the Deferred Payment Agreement (DPS).

People who go into permanent residential or nursing care may need to sell their property to pay the care home fees. Where there is a delay in selling the property or they do not want to sell the property immediately, payment can be deferred. If the local authority pays the care home fees it will recover the payment from the proceeds of sale once the property is sold. This is known as a deferred payment agreement (DPS).

The Isle of Wight council defines a complaint as “an expression of dissatisfaction or concern by the public about the standard of service, conduct, actions or lack of action by the Isle of Wight council or its staff”.

If individuals are dissatisfied or have concerns about any of Adult Social Care’s standard of service, actions or lack of action or its staff, we have a formal complaints process. Please note that this policy is not intended for cases where the IWC has taken a decision in a proper manner but with which the complainant disagrees.

ASC's Complaints Policy explains how the Isle of Wight Council (IWC) investigates and manages Adult Social Care complaints, what clients can do if they are unhappy about any aspect of Adult Social Care Services and what the IWC will do to resolve the complaint. The policy is aimed at good practice guidance and supporting staff to deal with complaints in ways which are demonstrably consistent and fair and which comply with legislation and best practice.

This completed EIA sets out the review considerations in providing the final Council Tax Support scheme options for the financial year 2017/18 for the Full Council decision of 18.1.17 to provide a scheme from 1 April 2017. 

This completed EIA sets out the review considerations in providing Council Tax  discounts in relation to empty homes, those undergoing structural alteration and repair, and long term empty properties from 1 April 2017 to support the Council decision of 18.1.17 to provide a revised policy during 2017/18. 

Information on Extended Benefit Payments of Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support

Equality Impact Assessment for the revision of the local authority school funding formula for the 2017/18 financial year.

The EIA supports the Policy that explains a Direct Payment Personal Budget is the amount of money the Isle of Wight Council (IWC) has assessed is necessary to meet an individual’s eligible social care needs and can be delivered in a variety of ways. A direct payment gives the individual choice and control over how their eligible needs are met, including purchasing and arranging assistance or services for things that are important in their life. It allows them to use the funds to achieve the outcomes identified in the agreed Independence Plan.

The EIA supports the Third Party Top Up Policy that explains about top up payments. Top Ups are the extra money needed to be paid by a third party to meet the difference between the amount the IWC will pay (as identified in the social care personal budget) and the money the provider requires for the placement.

Sometimes a provider will request a more expensive price for a placement than the Isle of Wight council (IWC) has identified it will meet as agreed in the personal budget.

The Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF) has been set up by the Council to assist applicants for Council Tax Reduction who are facing 'exceptional hardship'

The Local Council Tax Support Section 13A Policy.  This policy sets out how the scheme will operate and what the qualifying conditions are for making awards from April 2013 to replace Council Tax Benefit

 

 

The Dynamic Purchasing System policy explains the way in which the Isle of Wight Council (IWC) commissions its services by using a Dynamic Purchasing System. The Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is based on a web-based system called sproc.net which is hosted and managed by a third party provider called adam. Sproc.net enables the IWC to commission home support, day and evening opportunities, domestic care to supported living and learning disability care home services on an individual basis.

For the purpose of this policy, a Supplier is the term used to refer to a provider who enters into an agreement to provide services on behalf of the IWC.  

 

This EIA is assessing the delivery of sexual health services for children aged 18 and under. The change will move under 18 sexual health services from the four GP surgeries to clinic settings that are within easy reach of high schools. The under 18 provision at St. Mary’s hospital will continue unchanged.

This document contains a list of all current competent persons regarding Part P Electrical work.

Isle of Wight Scheme for Financing Schools effective from September 2018, detailing the financial relationship between maintained schools and the Isle of Wight Council.

Section 251 budget statement showing the planned children's services budget for the 2013/14 financial year.

Section 251 outturn statement showing children's services expenditure for the 2013/14 financial year.

Section 251 budget statement showing the planned children's services budget for the 2014/15 financial year.

Section 251 outturn statement showing children's services expenditure for the 2014/15 financial year.

Section 251 budget statement showing the planned children's services budget for the 2015/16 financial year.

Section 251 outturn statement showing children's services expenditure for the 2015/16 financial year.

Section 251 budget statement showing the planned children's services budget for the 2016/17 financial year.

Section 251 outturn statement showing children's services expenditure for the 2016/17 financial year.

Section 251 budget statement showing the planned children's services budget for the 2017/18 financial year.

Section 251 outturn statement showing children's services expenditure for the 2017/18 financial year.

Section 251 budget statement showing the planned children's services budget for the 2018/19 financial year.

Guidance for the completion of the e-PEP for children with an EHCP

Guidance for the completion of the e-PEP for LAC in Reception.

Guidance for the completion of the e-PEP for LAC in mainstream secondary education

Guidance for the completion of the e-PEP for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)

Information regarding which buildings / structures may be exempt from the Building Regulations

The national Council Tax Benefit (CTB) scheme ended 31ST March 2013 and was replaced by a locally determined system of Council Tax Support (CTS). The funding made available by Government for the new scheme was reduced intially by 10% nationally and cash limited with further reductions each year expected through the financial setttlement. The aim of the support scheme is to provide financial assistance to council taxpayers who have low incomes. Persons who are of state pension credit qualifying age are protected under the scheme in that the calculation of the support they are to receive has been set by Central Government. For working age applicants however the support they receive on the Isle of Wight is to be determined by the Council.

The level of financial assistance for the scheme to be provided by Central Government has continued to reduce compared the level provided under the former Council Tax Benefit scheme. In order to fully or partly meet this funding gap the Council has had to review the previous CTS scheme provided to consider whether the scheme should continue or change in relation to the council tax support paid to working age claimants.

This completed EIA sets out the review considerations in providing the final Council Tax Support scheme for 2019/20 following the Council decisions of 21.11.18 to provide a scheme during 2019/20.  Whilst the scheme is proposed to continue as per the 2018/19 scheme, this EIA review has been updated 

The Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF) has been set up by the Council to assist applicants for Council Tax Reduction who are facing 'exceptional hardship'

The Isle of Wight Council currently provides £60,000 per year to fund the discretionary non-means funded NHS Cross Solent Travel Scheme, which provides reimbursement of ferry fares for NHS patients travelling to the mainland for chemotherapy, radiotherapy or renal dialysis.

The Council is considering whether or not it should continue to fund this scheme and has undertaken a full consultation with the public to inform any decisions about the future of this funding.

The Isle of Wight Council's Direct Payment Support Service Policy explains how Adult Social Care manages direct payments on behalf of individuals. Council business and practice refers to Managed Accounts as a Direct Payment Support Service.

This policy sets out how the council meets its statutory obligations in relation to direct payments. It also clearly sets out what direct payment money can and cannot be spent on and defines what will constitute fraudulent use, clarifying these points for those in receipt of direct payments.

The Isle of Wight Council is authorised to accept Housing Benefit claims that have been completed electronically through the use of our approved electronic form.

The Isle of Wight Council is authorised to accept Housing Benefit claims that have been completed electronically through the use of our approved electronic form.

The council’s overall vision is for the Island to be a great place to live, work and visit. The equality objectives will ensure that equality and diversity issues are at the forefront of the plans that are made and the services that are developed and actions taken.

In supporting this vision, the Isle of Wight Council has adopted five equality objectives:

1. Understanding community impacts when making business decisions
2. Promoting good relations
3. Promoting awareness
4. Increasing accessibility
5. Compliant procurement and commissioning.

This report sets out a business case for an electric cargo bike delivery service in Newport, Isle of Wight. The service is founded on a use-case for electric cargo bikes selected at a stakeholder workshop, based around offering delivery services on behalf of various businesses to their customers as an alternative to businesses providing the service directly themselves.

A walk through guide on how to use the ETD vehicle booking website, covering both the Car Club and daily rental areas.

This Prospectus is an invitation to groups, organisations and enterprises of all types to bid for grant funding, that they will use to support the introduction of an electric cargo bike operation, or operations, on the Isle of Wight. The funding commissioner is the Isle of Wight Council.

Equality Impact Assessment for Long Term Empty Premium applied in relation to the Council Tax Policy for Second Homes, Long Term Empty Properties and determining discounts for certain dwellings 2019

The national Council Tax Benefit (CTB) scheme ended 31ST March 2013 and was replaced by a locally determined system of Council Tax Support (CTS). The funding made available by Government for the new scheme was reduced intially by 10% nationally and cash limited with further reductions each year expected through the financial setttlement. The aim of the support scheme is to provide financial assistance to council taxpayers who have low incomes. Persons who are of state pension credit qualifying age are protected under the scheme in that the calculation of the support they are to receive has been set by Central Government. For working age applicants however the support they receive on the Isle of Wight is to be determined by the Council.















The level of financial assistance for the scheme to be provided by Central Government has continued to reduce compared the level provided under the former Council Tax Benefit scheme. In order to fully or partly meet this funding gap the Council has had to review the previous CTS scheme provided to consider whether the scheme should continue or change in relation to the council tax support paid to working age claimants.















This completed EIA sets out the review considerations in providing the final Council Tax Support scheme for 2020/21 following the Council decisions of 20/11/2019 to provide a scheme during 2020/21.  The scheme will change, and this EIA review has been updated.

The Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF) has been set up by the Council to assist applicants for Council Tax Reduction who are facing 'exceptional hardship'

This report presents an investigation into the potential for the development of energy network solutions (heat networks) for an area around the Nicholson Road development in Ryde, which is being led by the Isle of Wight council.

Report #3: Heat Network Master planning - Nicholson Road area, Ryde

Final report July 2019

Guidance on how to make an event that the public will attend Covid 19 safe. Checklist format.