Stronger Towns Fund

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th March 2019.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria was used to assess deprivation in communities as part of allocating funding via the Stronger Towns Fund.

Photo of Jake Berry Jake Berry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The formula for allocating the £1 billion of the Stronger Towns Fund assesses need according to metrics of: income, productivity, deprivation, skills, and the number of people living in towns. In this formula, deprivation is assessed based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation.

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