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Local Government: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether additional expenditure incurred by local authorities in dealing with the covid-19 outbreak is eligible expenditure under the Bellwin scheme.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Bellwin Scheme has not been activated in respect of the Covid-19 outbreak but in the Budget, the Chancellor set out a £12 billion package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, individuals and businesses through the economic disruption caused by Covid-19.

The Government recognises that local authorities will need extra funding - particularly, but not just - for social care and we are urgently working out a funding package.

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