Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 25th November 2020.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with faith leaders on financial support for places of worship during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Over the course of the Covid-19 outbreak we have engaged faith groups through regular meetings of our Places of Worship Taskforce and faith roundtables. Among the subjects discussed has been the financial sustainability of places of worship. We are only too aware of the effect the reduction in income and donations has had on many of our places of worship as a result of the pandemic.

During the pandemic, faith and belief groups have been able to access a range of government-backed financial support measures, and we will continue to work with them to further understand how government can support them to respond to the pressures they face on sustaining their?organisations during this time.

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