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Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 24th March 2020.

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Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the allocation of the covid-19 hardship fund to local authorities will take into account levels of deprivation.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government will provide English councils with £500 million to support financially vulnerable residents, and expects that most of the funding will be used to provide additional council tax relief.

Further guidance is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/council-tax-covid-19-hardship-fund-2020-to-2021-guidance .

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