Local Government: Coronavirus

Treasury written question – answered on 15th December 2020.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when Government grants to support local areas will made to those local authorities that went into Tier 3 prior to the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary

Backdated payments for those areas which entered Tier 3 prior to 5th November will be made in the week commencing 14th December. A total of £6.5m will be paid to relevant Local Authorities. This funding will enable those Local Authorities to make payments of up to £1,500 per two weeks that businesses were closed under the previous Tier 3 restrictions.

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