We are providing local authorities with an unprecedented package of support, including over £4.8 billion in funding for?spending?pressures, comprising of £3.7 billion of un-ringfenced grants and over £1.1 billion for the Infection Control Fund.
In total, over £28 billion has been committed to local areas to support councils, businesses and communities across government. This comprehensive package of support includes direct financial support and cashflow measures for councils, bus and tram services, support for the homeless and both grants and rates reliefs for businesses, as well as several other grants.
We have also introduced measures to address lost income, including:
The funding will support the pressures?councils?have reported and the?crucial role they play in?helping the country tackle this crisis, such as their work re-opening the country including working with businesses and shops to enforce social distancing.
Furthermore, on Monday 12 October, the Prime Minister confirmed around £1 billion of additional funding will be made available to councils across England to support them during this unprecedented time. We will publish further information shortly.