The Chief Grants Officer advised Members that, now the Central Grants Unit had been formalised, so too would the staffing arrangements. To ensure a seamless transition, the current secondment to the team would be extended during the recruitment process.
The Chairman, who had arrived late for this meeting, thanked the Deputy Chairman for stepping in at short notice.
Members noted that the Policy and Resources Committee had signed off the new Benefits in Kind Policy, which would go live on 1st April 2018. All Chief Officers and recipients had been advised and Members would receive a report, with data collection, at the Autumn meeting of the Finance Grants Sub Committee.