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Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Refuges (14 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: Government is currently consulting on these proposals. We have also committed to review the locally led approach to refuge provision in our Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. This review will cover funding for refuges, including the critical care and support costs, and will take place by November 2018 so that our findings can be taken into consideration prior to implementing the new...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Redundancy Pay (14 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: Currently regulations give local government employers discretion to make a redundancy payment up to a limit of 104 weeks (2 years). In February 2016, the Government consulted on proposed changes to this regime, including a central framework to cap redundancy comensation payments in the public sector. My Department has developed proposals specific to local government, which would limit...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Greater London (14 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: The 100 per cent business rates pilot in London will test how London boroughs are managing their business rates income under pooled arrangements. London boroughs will have the freedom to decide where to invest the potential revenue growth arising from the pilot, therefore allowing the boroughs more control over the money they raise locally in accordance with our manifesto commitment.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (14 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: All authorities in England retain at least 50 per cent of their business rates income. The Government remains committed to further business rates retention and is working collaboratively with the local government sector to deliver further retention and reform the system. In the Autumn Budget 2017 a London pilot 100 per cent Business Rate Retention Scheme was announced and will commence in...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: St Helens (13 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: At Autumn Budget 2017 the Chancellor announced £28 million of funding to pilot the Housing First approach for some of the country’s most entrenched rough sleepers. The pilots will cover the West Midlands Combined Authority, Greater Manchester, and the Liverpool City Region. The exact allocation to the areas will be subject to ongoing work with the regions and refinement of the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleeping: St Helens (13 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: Annual rough sleeping counts and estimates data for 326 local authorities from 2010 to 2016, including St Helens, can be found in table 1 of our published live table: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/593685/Rough_Sleeping_Autumn_2016_Final_Tables .xls This Government is determined to do more to reduce the number of people sleeping rough. We have...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleeping (13 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: The London based portion of the fund has been launched and is being administered by the Greater London Authority. A programme for the rest of England is currently being developed. Further detail will be announced in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Temporary Accommodation (13 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: The Department for Communities and Local Government has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (13 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: Her Majesty's Treasury plan to lay the 2018-19 Main Estimates, which will include the Department for Communities and Local Government's Estimate, before Parliament in April 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Students (13 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: Revenue Support Grant is an unringfenced grant allocated as part of the Local Government Finance Settlement. Along with council tax, retained business rates and other sources of income, it funds core services provided by councils, including social care, road repairs and waste services.

Domestic Violence Refuges: Funding — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: As ever, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson. I begin by offering my thanks to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips) for securing this important debate and for sharing her expertise in supporting the victims of this abhorrent crime. Her contribution and the many other contributions to the debate were made with great passion and great insight into...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Refuges: Domestic Violence (12 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: My Department has so far provided funding to 76 projects covering 248 local authorities through the 2016-2018 £20 million Domestic Abuse Fund, and recently confirmed that a further four projects will shortly receive funding. The attached table sets out all 80 lead local authorities which have received funding, or are due to receive funding. Lead local authorities are responsible for...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (12 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: With cross-party support, the Government has committed £50 million as its contribution to kick-start a society-wide fundraising effort to deliver the National Memorial and Learning Centre and its wider educational objectives. The Government’s commitment has not changed.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (12 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: In seeking a prominent location, it was a key objective of the Holocaust Commission for the Memorial and Learning Centre to benefit from existing high footfall in the surrounding area. This is an important part of its mission to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and to raise awareness and understanding of its lessons for the future. The Government’s expectations on visitors to the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (12 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: In September 2016, the UK Government announced that designers and architects were being invited to enter an international design competition for a striking new national Memorial commemorating the Holocaust to be constructed in Victoria Tower Gardens. The announcement made clear that competition entrants were also being invited to incorporate designs for a possible accompanying below-ground...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates (12 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: There were 26 valid applications that were received for the 100 per cent Business Rates Retention Pilots 2018-19. From the applications, 25 were from existing or proposed pools and 1 from a single authority. Please see the attached list. Business Rates Retention Pilots 2018-19 (Word Document, 29.31 KB)

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: ICT (12 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: Electronic communications are passed across the internet via internet service providers and the routing of an email between an Hon Member and a Government department is dependent on which system and service an email is sent. Ministers’ Private Offices and correspondence teams routinely handle and respond to emails on behalf of their Ministers.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Reorganisation (12 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: With the enactment of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016, the procedures for two tier local authorities wishing to reorganise themselves are for one or more of the councils concerned to submit a proposal for a reorganised structure to the Secretary of State who must consider it. As I told the House on 28 February 2017 (PQ 65271) the criteria for assessing such proposals is...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing (12 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: From April 2018 we are implementing the Homelessness Reduction Act, the biggest change to homelessness legislation in decades which will require local authorities to provide early help and support to people, including single people to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place. Short-term supported accommodation needed in crisis or transition, such as homeless hostels or refuges,...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Refuges: Domestic Violence (12 Dec 2017)

Marcus Jones: We recognise that refuge provision is critical to the safety of victims of domestic abuse and their families. In our Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, Government committed to review the locally led approach to refuge provision two years after the launch of our £20 million fund for safe accommodation and local service reform. This review will cover funding for refuges, including...


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