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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Bexley and Greenwich (8 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: In 2020/21, we are providing over £700 million to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping across England. Greenwich have been allocated £951,740 through?rough sleeping?programmes?in 2020/21. This includes Rough Sleeping Initiative funding to support the establishment or enhancement of coordinated local services for rough sleepers or those at risk of sleeping rough, £413,207 Next Steps...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Retail Trade: Northern Ireland (8 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: This Government is fully committed to supporting the businesses and communities that make our high streets and town centres successful, particularly as the nation responds to the impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak. Now more than ever, it is vital that we continue to help our local economies by supporting town centres and high streets, adapt and evolve. High streets and town centres policy is a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Islam: Religious Hatred (8 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government keeps its policies on addressing hate crime under review and in doing so draws upon extensive existing research regarding the drivers of anti-Muslim hatred.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Coronavirus (7 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: This Government has protected thousands of lives during the pandemic with targeted support to protect some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from Covid-19. We have published data in May and September this year on the numbers in emergency accommodation who had previously been rough sleeping or were at risk of rough sleeping. This is available publicly online. By September,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Reopening High Streets Safely Fund (7 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Now more than ever, it is vital that we continue to?help?our local economies?by supporting?town centres and high streets?to?recover, adapt and evolve. Our £1 billion Future High Streets Fund competition will help create jobs and build more resilient local economies and communities. We are in the final stages of assessing the proposals from the 101 shortlisted applicants and expect to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Future High Streets Fund (7 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Now more than ever, it is vital that we continue to?help?our local economies?by supporting?town centres and high streets?to?recover, adapt and evolve. Our £1 billion Future High Streets Fund competition will help create jobs and build more resilient local economies and communities as we begin to recover from the impact of coronavirus. I am pleased to say we are in the final stages of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Hostels and Night Shelters (7 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Homeless Link provide information on the number of hostels in their annual review of single homelessness - https://www.homeless.org.uk/facts/our-research/annual-review -of-single-homelessness-support-in-england. The Department are monitoring the opening of shelters. Our expert rough sleeping advisers are working closely with local authorities to monitor the plans of shelter providers across...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Urban Areas (4 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) is a multi-agency database recording information about people seen rough sleeping by outreach teams in London. To introduce a CHAIN style reporting system in city regions outside of London would require all local authorities to have a multi-agency database or to have an outreach team counting the number of rough sleepers in their...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Children (4 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The latest published statutory homeless figures are for April to June 2020. Published figures are available at this link https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statutory-homelessn ess-in-england-april-to-june-2020 .

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Credit Unions (4 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Department is aware that there are a number of credit union schemes on offer and that some departments have chosen to offer this facility through payroll. For a number of reasons, not least the administrative issue when employees leave the Civil Service or move between departments, this department and its executive agencies have decided not to pursue this benefit. We do however encourage...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Religion: Finance (4 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Faith-based organisations and faith-based giving play an important role in our society. Their contributions play an integral role in supporting our most vulnerable in communities and tackling a number of social challenges. Faith-based Institutions and organisations registered as a charity (with an income of over £25,000) and as other not for profit entities, either through the Charity...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Night Shelters: Coronavirus (3 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I refer the Hon. Member to my previous answer to question 105417 on 5 November 2020.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Reopening High Streets Safely Fund (3 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Our £50 million Reopening High Streets Safely Fund (RHSSF) is playing an important role in getting people back to work, supporting our businesses and helping to reinvigorate our local communities. This funding has been allocated to 314 local authorities in England on a per capita basis, with a minimum limit of £30,000.?Each local authority is responsible for deciding how the grant should be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus (3 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Government recognises that this is a very challenging time for everyone, and Covid-19 is having a significant impact on our businesses. That is why we have introduced temporary new measures to?further safeguard the high street and millions of jobs. Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 provides for a moratorium on forfeitures of commercial leases due to the non-payment of rent accrued during...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Future High Streets Fund (3 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Capital funding has not yet been allocated to successful local authorities for the Future High Streets Fund competitive process. However, we are in the final stages of the assessment and we expect to announce the outcome of the competition soon. £107 million (CDEL) of the Future High Streets Fund is allocated to DCMS to support the regeneration of heritage high streets through ‘Heritage...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Reform (3 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We are working with the Law Commission to make buying a freehold or extending a lease easier, quicker and cheaper, and to reinvigorate Commonhold to provide consumers with a choice of tenure, and to reform the Right to Manage to help empower those that wish to, to take on management responsibilities for their properties. In January this year the Law Commission published their first of four...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Adaptations Update (3 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I am delighted to announce that the Government is releasing an additional £68 million for the Disabled Facilities Grant in England. This funding boost for 2020-21 will help local authorities to provide more home adaptations and bolsters the £505 million that Government already paid to local authorities for the Disabled Facilities Grant in May, raising the headline total for the grant to...

Homelessness and Temporary Accommodation — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (2 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. I congratulate the hon. Member for Westminster North (Ms Buck) on securing the debate on this important issue, which everybody has been pleased and willing to speak about with passion. She has spoken passionately about this topic before, including when we spoke last week about another element in this sphere. I am really grateful...

Homelessness and Temporary Accommodation — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (2 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention. We have spent an unprecedented amount of money, and we are continuing to invest in those pilots and schemes in order to tackle all parts of rough sleeping and homelessness. There is a distinction between what we have done with Everybody In and what we are doing with Housing First, with regard to our social housing pilots. We are talking about a...

Homelessness and Temporary Accommodation — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (2 Dec 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I thank the hon. Lady for that intervention, and she is absolutely right. I am talking about enforcement on the ground. I appreciate and accept the issues that she is talking about—I have frontline experience of them. I am not trying to make excuses, but I have been in post for only two months. There are many issues that I want to shine a spotlight on with regard to rough sleeping and...


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