Kemi Badenoch: The Department is reviewing the responses to the consultation and will respond in due course. Any permanent change would require legislation, and would depend upon Parliamentary time being available.
Kemi Badenoch: It is integral to our democracy that everybody is able to make their voice heard and that elections are accessible for all those eligible to vote. This is why, for the first time in electoral law, through the Elections Bill, we are putting in place a requirement for Returning Officers to consider the needs of all disabled voters when providing equipment for polling stations. This will allow...
Kemi Badenoch: The Government's vision is for a country where people live, work, learn and socialise together and share rights and responsibilities, whatever their background. The Government is committed to levelling up our countryâ¯and strengthening communitiesâ¯to ensure everyone can progress,â¯no matter theirâ¯background.â¯ The Government is committed to strengthening community integration across...
Division number 34 - 6 yes, 8 no Voting yes: Fleur Anderson, Gill Furniss, Patrick Grady, Brendan O'Hara, Cat Smith, Nick Smith Voting no: Kemi Badenoch, Aaron Bell, Paul Bristow, Chris Clarkson, Rebecca Harris, Danny Kruger, Jerome Mayhew, Tom Randall
Kemi Badenoch: The Department is investing billions in regeneration across the whole UK as part of the Government’s central priority to level up and unite our country. Programmes such as the £3.6 billion towns fund and the £4.8 billion levelling-up fund will help to achieve that by supporting the renewal of our towns and cities, including in my right hon. Friend’s constituency of Harlow, which has...
Kemi Badenoch: The Department is investing billions in local growth funds—including the towns fund and the levelling-up fund, which I mentioned earlier—to deliver regeneration across the UK as we level up across all parts of the country. Our high streets strategy, published earlier this year, outlined our vision for supporting thriving places. We have an ambitious agenda for improving opportunity,...
Kemi Badenoch: The estimated cost has been produced in line with Green Book guidance.
Kemi Badenoch: A response to the letter was sent on 25 October 2021
Kemi Badenoch: The Department intends to publish the next provisional Local Government Finance Settlement this year.
Kemi Badenoch: Funding for the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre is allocated solely for the development of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.
Kemi Badenoch: Good progress is being made with implementation of the recommendations of the 2015 Holocaust Commission. Announcements will be made at the appropriate time.
Kemi Badenoch: A contract is in place under (a) construction for enabling works, including redirecting cables, new incoming services, relocating the Spicer Memorial, tree root investigation and pruning. No contracts have been let under (b) operation, (c) maintenance and (d) security.
Kemi Badenoch: Estimated running costs are kept under review. More detailed figures will be provided at the appropriate time.
Kemi Badenoch: The sites shortlisted by CBRE were not assessed by the Foundation as suitable and no detailed cost estimates were made.
Kemi Badenoch: This information is commercially sensitive and not currently suitable for publication
Kemi Badenoch: The cost estimate is reviewed regularly as part of normal programme management arrangements.
Kemi Badenoch: A range of operating models are under consideration.
Kemi Badenoch: Funding arrangements will be in place before main construction begins.
Kemi Badenoch: This year, we have made available an increase in councils' Core Spending Power of up to 4.6% in cash terms, from £49.0 billion in 2020-21 to up to £51.3 billion in 2021-22. This in real terms builds on the largest year on year increase in spending power in a decade last year and recognises the resources councils need to meet their pressures and maintain critical services. On top of this,...
Kemi Badenoch: We have empowered local authorities to make decisions on a range of matters that shape what happens in their area. This year, we have made available an increase in councils' Core Spending Power of up to 4.6% in cash terms, from £49.0 billion in 2020-21 to up to £51.3 billion in 2021-22. This in real terms builds on the largest year on year increase in spending power in a decade last year...