Delivering Phase 1 PSDS - local authorities

24 March 2022: Phase 1 PSDS - Section 31 documents, including delayed completion guidance, partial completion guidance and standard completion guidance can be downloaded here:

- Standard completion guidance

- Delayed completion guidance

- Partial completion guidance

This page provides information to help local authorities delivering their project under Section 31 of Phase 1 of the PSDS to deliver and complete their project. You will find key documents and dates as well as information about webinars, slides and videos.  

BEIS has given Salix Finance approval to allow Phase 1 Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) projects that have been funded under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003 to have longer to complete.  

Some PSDS Phase 1 grants were made under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003 which provides Government with a general power to give grants to local authorities for any purpose. The definition of local authorities includes unitary, district and council councils, Combined Authorities and police and fire authorities.

Under Section 31 it means that if a project cannot be completed by 31 March 2022, Salix Finance can exercise discretion in approving practical completion dates up to, but no later than, 30 June 2022...Read more here. 

Change request deadlines are: 

Type of change request  Deadlines
Submission of completion documents Within one calendar month of your practical completion date. 
Final project costs Within one calendar month of your practical completion date.


Section 31 FAQs can be found here

Key Documents 

Monthly monitoring report

Change Request forms

Permitted Spend 

Further documentation will be added here shortly. 

Webinar slides 

Webinar slides for section 31 clients are available here (from 1 February webinar)