Covid-19: Local Authority Revenue

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 28th April 2020.

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Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

I congratulate all local authorities on the hard work that they are undertaking at this critical time. The hon. Gentleman is right: I am going to tell him that his authority has received £18.6 million in the first tranche of funds made available to local authorities, and more will come. In addition to what I have already said, let me reiterate that we are going to work with local authorities to ensure that they get the help they need to see them through this crisis. We have made that commitment—the Chancellor has made that commitment and I reiterate it here at the Dispatch Box.