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Crisis Loans

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 24th July 2019.

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Photo of Wera Hobhouse Wera Hobhouse Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department policies of (a) the March 2019 The Children’s Society report entitled Nowhere to turn and (B) the finding that since the devolution of crisis support in 2013, the number of people receiving crisis support from either national or local government has reduced by 75 per cent.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government), The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Local welfare provision was devolved to local authorities as the Government believes that they’re best place to understand local priorities.

The Government has made over £200 billion available to councils over this spending review to spend on local services including local welfare provision.

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