Decision details

CR/383/06/20 - Supplier Relief Scheme (SRS) linked to the Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 02

Decision Maker: Director of Corporate Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


LaingBuisson were commissioned by local government (LGA and ADASS) and worked with the Care Provider Alliance (CPA), to estimate the additional financial pressures on independent adult social care providers due to COVID-19. The summary findings of the report were released to Local Authorities early June; the additional cost to providers is estimated at £6.6billion, with about a third of that cost relating to workforce pressures.

The government has advised public bodies via the PPN 20_2020 Supplier Relief due to COVID19, to help ensure supplier sustainability through the COVID19 pandemic. This was further enhanced by the ADASS/LGA note circulated 8th April 2020.

The Director of Adults, Health & Wellbeing DASS wrote to providers 7th May (as detailed in the attached Officer Decision Record) setting out support available through the Supplier Relief Scheme and confirming that additional staff costs incurred were within scope for reimbursement.

See attached Officer Decision Record for full details.


To grant supplier relief for staff costs when applied for under the SRS to Residential Care Providers, Home Care and Extra Care Providers and Supported Living Providers.

Alternative options considered:

See attached Officer Decision Record for full details.

Publication date: 31/03/2021

Date of decision: 16/06/2020

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