Covid-19: Support for Local Authorities

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 7th July 2020.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Last week, the Government announced a comprehensive package to support councils in responding to the pressures caused by covid-19. We have now provided more than £3.7 billion of additional grant funding for councils, and announced a major new scheme to reimburse them for their lost income.