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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Night Shelters: Coronavirus (25 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We worked closely with Public Health England (PHE) to provide Operating Principles for the sector, to help them open shelters as safely as possible where necessary, when self-contained accommodation cannot be made available and when local partners agree that it’s the right thing to do. Faith and community groups provide a range of services through winter months and the costs associated with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Night Shelters: Coronavirus (25 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We worked closely with Public Health England (PHE) to provide Operating Principles for the sector, to help them open shelters as safely as possible where necessary, when self-contained accommodation cannot be made available and when local partners agree that it’s the right thing to do. The Night Shelter Working Group membership included representation from PHE, the Department of Health and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Night Shelters: Coronavirus (25 Nov 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: Business: Coronavirus (25 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government has put forward an unprecedented package of support for business in recognition of the disruption caused by Covid-19, including loans, tax relief and cash grants, as well as financial support for employers and self-employed people. In November, the Government announced plans to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until March 2021, confirmed an extension to the existing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Religious Buildings: Coronavirus (25 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: From 2 December, the Government will adopt a regionally-differentiated approach to controlling transmission of the Coronavirus, where different tiers of restrictions apply in different parts of the country. Communal worship will be permitted to restart under all local restriction tiers.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (25 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: As we move into the winter months, we recognise the upcoming challenges that local authorities are facing as a result of the pandemic. The ‘Protect Programme’, the next step in the ongoing targeted support to protect some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from COVID-19, was announced by the Prime Minister on Thursday 5 November. This scheme will provide a further £15...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Religious Buildings: Coronavirus (25 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Over the course of the Covid-19 outbreak we have engaged faith groups through regular meetings of our Places of Worship Taskforce and faith roundtables. Among the subjects discussed has been the financial sustainability of places of worship. We are only too aware of the effect the reduction in income and donations has had on many of our places of worship as a result of the pandemic. During...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Finance (24 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Funding for next year is a matter for the Spending Review, which is due to be announced shortly. Further details will be published in due course after that.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Coronavirus (24 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: In January 2020, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government announced £263?million in funding to local authorities to support them to deliver services to tackle homelessness in 2020/21. At the time, this was is an increase in overall funding for homelessness of £23 million on the previous financial year. In total, following the onset of the pandemic, the Government is now spending over...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus (23 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Everyone In campaign is ongoing and by September we had successfully supported over 29,000 vulnerable people; with over 10,000 in emergency accommodation and nearly 19,000 moved on into settled accommodation. The ‘Protect Programme’ was announced by the Prime Minister on Thursday 5 November. A further £15 million will be provided to support the ongoing efforts to provide...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Older People (23 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: This information is not held by my Department.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus (23 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I refer the Hon. Member to my previous answer to PQ 114247 on 16 November.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Young People (18 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: This year alone, the Government is spending over £700 million in total to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. The Protect Programme builds on other recently announced measures to keep rough sleepers safe this winter. We allocated £91.5 million to 274 councils in September to fund their individual rough sleeping plans and £150 million to local partners to deliver longer-term move-on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Coronavirus (18 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Everyone In campaign is ongoing. Throughout the pandemic, we have worked closely with local authorities and the sector to offer vulnerable people safe accommodation and support and by September we had successfully supported over 29,000 people, with 10,000 still in emergency accommodation and over 19,000 provided with settled accommodation or move on support. Announced on 5 November, the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Religious Buildings: Coronavirus (18 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Places of Worship Taskforce met on 2 November following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the new national restrictions that came into effect on 5 November. This gave us the opportunity to share information with our faith groups, as well as hearing their concerns. The Government has worked closely with the Taskforce and representatives from our major faiths throughout the pandemic.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Older People (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: In 2017, the Law Commission published a report of their review of event fees on behalf of this Department. The Law Commission made a number of recommendations in its report, which can be downloaded at http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/event-fees-in-retirement-pr operties. The Government responded to the Law Commission, thanking them for the report and agreeing to implement the majority of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Business Improvement Districts: Coronavirus (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)?are a proven and effective vehicle for?leveraging private investment and have a significant role to play in high street regeneration. Their role will be even more important in the recovery phase from the current crisis. BID organisations are advised to work closely with their members, sector bodies and local authorities in coming to sensible arrangements...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Students (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government is committed to ensuring that every student has a safe, decent and secure place to live. The Government supports the student accommodation Codes of Practice run by Universities UK/Guild HE and Accreditation Network UK/Unipol. There are currently no plans to review the mechanism by which the Codes are administered. The Codes of Practice set the standards for the safety of halls...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Older People (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: This information is not held by my Department.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus (16 Nov 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: On 5 November the Protect Programme was announced. The fund will provide a further £15 million to support the ongoing efforts to provide accommodation for rough sleepers during the pandemic. This programme will help areas that need additional support most throughout winter. Local authorities who will be receiving Protect Programme funding have been informed. All local authorities are...


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