Welfare Assistance Schemes

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of how local authorities have spent funding allocated for Local Welfare Assistance; and what assessment will be used to inform the decision on funding for Local Welfare Provision in 2015-16.

Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the future of funding for Local Welfare Assistance schemes.

Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The consultation on how local welfare provision should be funded in 2015/16 closed on 21 November. Government is analysing the responses alongside the Department for Work and Pensions’ review of current provision The Government will make a decision based on this analysis in time for the provisional local government finance settlement due shortly.

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