Immigrants: Finance

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th June 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

What proportion of the £500 million hardship fund for local authorities is available to support residents that have leave to remain in the UK with no recourse to public funds conditions.

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

The £500 million Hardship Fund will help over 2 million people in England who are in receipt of local council tax support. Over a quarter of councils intend to use any surplus funding to offer additional discretionary support, and may choose to make this accessible to people with no recourse to public funds.

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