Sheffield City Council has secured grants from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund which will go towards community, culture and local economy projects.
Leader’s statement on council Chief Executive
A cross-party committee of councillors was recently established, following Kate Josephs’ statement on 14 January about a gathering in her former role at the Government’s Covid-19 Taskforce.
Following the release of Sue Gray’s update today, the Leader of the Council, Cllr Terry Fox, has made the following statement: “It’s clear from Sue Gray’s update today that the event from December 17, 2020, is going to be investigated by the Metropolitan Police. The council’s cross-party committee is due to meet again tomorrow, and they will consider Sue Gray’s update as part of their deliberations. We now need to let the committee, chaired by Cllr Julie Grocutt, do its work.”
The Sue Gray report said: "No conclusions should be drawn, or inferences made from this other than it is now for the police to consider the relevant material in relation to those incidents. The police have also said this does not in itself mean that they will decide to take further action or that there has necessarily been a breach of the regulations”.
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Councillor Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “We know that a significant number of people in Sheffield who are eligible for Council Tax Support are not claiming it. Some people who are on Universal Credit automatically assume that they are getting the Council Tax Support that they are entitled to, so we urge them to please check this with either the council or Citizens Advice Sheffield.