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Officer Decisions

Head of Adult Commissioning and Public Health - Tim Golby

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

The award of inflationary uplift for financial year 2021/22 to the adult social care independent sector

Decision Taken:

The following decision was made;
• The independent sector for adult social care (as per box 1)
will receive an uplift rate of 1.72% for the financial year 21/22
• The personal care rate is capped to the banded fee rates
(applies to domiciliary care only)
• Direct payment inflation to be applied at review

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

Each year the Council considers if an inflationary award should be
applied to the services it purchases.
It was decided that 1.72% should be applied to recognise the
increase to Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the national minimum

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

The following options were considered:
1) No inflation to be applied
2) Differential inflation to market segments
3) Inflation to be applied for CPI only
4) 1.72% to be applied to all markets

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Name: Nicola Tribble Position: Senior Manager Commissioning - Markets Email: Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
26 March 2021

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: