Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered at on 30 November 2014.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much of the £10 million support for small and medium-sized enterprises for clean-up in flooded areas has been (a) allocated and (b) received by small and medium-sized enterprises.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The full £10 million of funding was paid to eligible local authorities in two payments, on the 20 February and 14 March 2014. Details of total payments to local authorities are at:


Since then local authorities have allocated nearly £7 million of this funding to support business recovery.

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