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Motions on Notice

Councillor F Tinsley to Move


This Council condemns the changes made by the Conservative government to the way Adult Social Care is funded in England. This includes the introduction of an ‘Adult Social Care Cap’ of £86K and increases to National Insurance contributions which will have a disproportionate financial impact on younger members of society and small businesses recovering from the Covid 19 pandemic.  The changes will have an unfair impact on residents of County Durham because the Adult Social Care Cap is a much higher proportion of the average value of houses in County Durham than in many other parts of the country.


Councillor P Molloy to Move


The Council’s Armed Forces discount enables all serving personnel, both regular and reserve, to take advantage of an 18% discount on gym or swim memberships. The approach was one of two additional ways of supporting members of the armed forces. It was agreed to implement this to help retain the Council’s Gold Award status in the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme.


The Council does not currently provide armed forces veterans per se with a discount on gym or swim membership.  To keep this Council in line with its commitment to the armed forces covenant, I would like to propose that this Council acknowledges that armed forces veterans are part of the armed forces community and resolves:


i),To request that the relevant Portfolio Holder and Armed Forces Champion review the discount scheme  (with relevant Officers) to consider extending the armed forces discount for gym and swimming memberships to veterans.


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