{meta} Decision - Recovery of Housing Subsidy (HB) Losses

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby:


  • Approve the appointment of HS Property Group (HSPG), on the terms agreed to work with Salford City Council officers to secure the recovery of HB subsidy currently paid for by the Council.
  • Approve the Executive Director of Place, in conjunction with the Section 151 Officer, to be authorised to agree to any variations to the appointment of HSPG as required.
  • Authorise the Shared Legal Service to complete all documentation to facilitate the above recommendations.
  • Approve progress to secure the desired outputs following the appointment of HSPG and to be the subject of ongoing bi-monthly briefings to Lead member.

·         Note the intention to bring a further report to Lead Member and the Derive Group and Derive RP Boards regarding the potential migration of the arrangements to be put in place through the above arrangements to sit within Derive RP at an appropriate time.


The reasons are the above proposals address issues identified by The Housing Innovation working group.


Assessment of Risk: Low


The source of funding is:  n/a


Legal Advice Obtained: Yes - Shared Legal Service


Financial Advice obtained: Yes - David Mills, Interim Strategic Finance Manager


Procurement Advice obtained: Anthony Hilton, Strategic Head of Procurement


HR Advice obtained: n/a


Climate Change Advice obtained: n/a


The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.


The relevant documents contain exempt information and are not available for public inspection


Contact Officer:  Peter Openshaw, Director Environment and Community Safety 

Tel No 0161 793 3050


This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member /Strategic Director

The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.


Signed: Councillor Tracy Kelly

Deputy City Mayor

Date: 22 May 2023




*           This decision was published on Monday 22 May 2023.

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 30 May 2023 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.



Publication date: 22/05/2023

Date of decision: 22/05/2023

Decided at meeting: 22/05/2023 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Effective from: 31/05/2023

Accompanying Documents: