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

Kelly Tolhurst: During the 12 month period ending 30 September 2020 the largest salary increase for any member of staff, whilst working in the same role, within the Department was 21.4 per cent on the previous salary. This equated to £5990 in cash terms.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus (16 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: To be eligible for funding through the MHCLG £10 million Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Emergency Support Fund, applicants needed to be charities providing domestic abuse safe accommodation services in England, as stated in the Fund Prospectus, which can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/890420/MHCLG_COVID-19_Em...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus (16 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: In total the successful recipients of the MHCLG £10 million Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Emergency Support Fund proposed opening 1546 additional bedpsaces to meet increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have extended the period for which applicants can spend their grant funding and deliver their outcome by, and this may result in some changes to initial applications....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus (16 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The MHCLG £10 million Domestic Abuse Emergency Support Fund was open for safe accommodation charities, including refuges, to apply for funding to maintain their existing level of service or create additional temporary beds to meet the anticipated demand resulting from the pandemic. To be eligible for funding, applicants had to commit to meet the standards set out within the MHCLG Quality...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus (16 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Of the successful recipients of the MHCLG £10 million Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Emergency Support Fund, there was one organisation that was a Community Interest Company. We have extended the period for which applicants can spend their grant funding and deliver their outcome by, and this may result in some changes to initial applications. We are therefore unable to provide a breakdown...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus (16 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The MHCLG £10 million Domestic Abuse Emergency Support Fund aimed to ensure safe accommodation charities, including refuges, could continue to provide support to victims and their children during the pandemic. Charities could apply for funds to create additional temporary provision to meet short-term increases in demand as a result of the pandemic. The timescales for additional beds created...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Streets Task Force (15 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: This Government is providing support to local leadership with a High Streets Task Force that will give high streets and town centres the expert advice they need to adapt and thrive. Through the Task Force local authorities in England will receive free expert advice to help them evolve their town centres and respond to the impact of COVID-19. These high streets experts have been recruited from...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Disability (14 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Whilst no specific guidance has been issued to local authorities on engagement with disability organisations, all local authorities are required to uphold the Public Sector Equality Duty. This requires that public bodies, including local authorities, pay due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between persons who share a...

Chinese and East Asian Communities: Racism during Covid-19 (13 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Cummins, on your first day in the Chair. I thank the hon. Member for Luton North (Sarah Owen) for securing this vital debate, and hon. Members for their many contributions. It was powerful to hear about the experiences of the hon. Lady, particularly when she was at school, and the frightening experiences that she was subjected to. Also,...

Chinese and East Asian Communities: Racism during Covid-19 (13 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: As the hon. Gentleman knows, I speak regularly with my colleagues across Departments when dealing with a whole host of issues that affect the United Kingdom, in particular in my new role as in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. I have only been in post for about three weeks now. I will definitely pass that sentiment on to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Chinese and East Asian Communities: Racism during Covid-19 (13 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I commit to doing as the hon. Lady asked. It is important that we remain committed to, and steadfast in standing up for anyone who finds themselves a victim of hate crime or of any hate, because, sadly, our Chinese and East Asian communities are not alone in that experience. We know that bigots are only too happy to spread hatred against Jewish and Muslim communities and others if it suits...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Violence: Housing (12 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Secretary of State meets regularly with all his ministerial colleagues. We have taken steps to improve access to social housing for victims of domestic abuse. Statutory guidance issued in 2012 encourages local authorities to give additional preference (high priority) to people who require urgent rehousing as a result of domestic abuse, while guidance issued in 2013 advises authorities to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Next Steps Accommodation Programme (12 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: We are in the process of considering the next steps for this funding as part of our preparation for the winter period. We will announce more information in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Domestic Abuse (12 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: In November 2018 the Government issued new statutory guidance for local authorities to improve access to social housing for victims of domestic abuse who are in a refuge or other form of safe temporary accommodation: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/753667/Improving_access_ to_social_housing_for_victims_of_domestic_abuse.pdf The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (12 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government has introduced the Job Support Scheme as part of a wider package to protect incomes and has injected over £9 billion into the welfare system, which will support people with housing costs. This includes increasing the Local Housing Allowance rates for Universal Credit and Housing Benefit claimants so that they are set at the 30 th percentile of market rents. £180 million of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Covid-19 Rough Sleeping Taskforce: Public Appointments (8 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The COVID-19 Rough Sleeping Taskforce was set up to ensure that as many people as possible who were brought in off the streets in this pandemic do not return to the streets. Dame Louise Casey led the Taskforce through its emergency phase, tackling the immediate issues and establishing a clear roadmap for continuing this vital work. The Government will continue to drive forwards this important...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Service Charges (8 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The law is clear that service charges must be reasonable and, where costs relate to work or services, they must be of a reasonable standard. Leaseholders may make an application to the First-tier Tribunal to make a determination on the reasonableness of their service charges. Where disputes arise or there is uncertainty over costs, leaseholders may benefit from seeking free initial advice via...

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

Kelly Tolhurst: Councils are at the front line as we continue to tackle this pandemic and we are determined that they have the resources they need to respond to the pandemic in their areas. That is why we’ have given councils an unprecedented £4.8 billion to deal with the pandemic, comprising £3.7 billion of un-ringfenced grants and over £1.1 billion for the Infection Control Fund. In total, over £28...

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

Kelly Tolhurst: The current advice remains that night shelters should remain closed for now – and providers should continue to explore alternative options for self-contained accommodation. However, we recognise that the sector needs clarity on provision as winter approaches. We are working with the sector and health experts to consider operating principles shelters would need to follow so that they can be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Reform (5 Oct 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government asked the Law Commission to make recommendations on a range of leasehold reforms, including reviewing current enfranchisement arrangements to make them easier, faster, fairer and cheaper, as well as reinvigorate commonhold and make it easier for homeowners to take control of the management of their block of flats or an estate. The Law Commission reports on the enfranchisement...


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