Future High Streets Fund

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st October 2019.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria was used to select successful bids under the Future High Streets Fund; and if he will publish the scoring matrix used for each application to that fund.

Photo of Jake Berry Jake Berry Minister of State (Cabinet Office), Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (jointly with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)

High streets have a crucial role to play as we work to grow the economy of all parts of the country. Our £1 billion Future High Streets Fund is key to delivering this, empowering local leaders to help transform their high streets and town centres as consumer habits change, by investing in housing, workplaces, infrastructure and culture.

All expressions of interest to the Future High Streets Fund were individually assessed in line with the guidance and information published in our Prospectus and Supplementary Guidance, where we also outlined the criteria for the Fund as well as the weighting for the expression of interest questions. Both the Prospectus and Supplementary Guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-high-streets-fund-call-for-proposals.

As the Future High Streets Fund is still a live and open competitive process it would not be appropriate for the Department to publish individual scores, as these are commercially sensitive.

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