Retail Trade: Urban Areas

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 6th June 2019.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his announcement on 18 May 2019 of a £62 million fund to support historic high streets, whether the £62 million in funding is in addition to the £675 million Future High Streets Fund announced in Budget 2018.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The £62 million is part of the £675million Future High Streets Fund. £55 million of the Future High Street Fund was allocated to DCMS for the Heritage High Streets Programme. A further £7 million has been contributed taking the total investment to £62million. An additional £4million has been invested by Historic England to support the High Street Heritage Action Zone scheme along with £3 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support a cultural programme as part of the scheme to engage people in the life and history of their high streets.

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