Local Government: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th June 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that local areas that experience a second spike in relation to covid-19 receive additional funding to tackle that spike.

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

The government has put together an unprecedented package, committing over £27 billion to local areas, to ensure all councils and their communities have the resources they need to continue fighting the coronavirus pandemic. This includes £3.2 billion made available to councils so they can address pressures they are facing in response to the covid-19 pandemic. This funding is un-ringfenced, recognising local authorities are best placed to decide how to meet the major covid-19 service pressures in their local area.

We will continue to work with local government over the coming weeks to ensure we have a collective understanding of the costs they are facing.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes2 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.