Local Government: Coronavirus

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 26 January 2022.

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Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that councils are able to support their communities and maintain jobs during the outbreak of the Omicron variant of covid-19.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch Minister for Equalities, Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (jointly with Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

Throughout the pandemic the Government has provided significant funding to local authorities to support the important work they have done to keep the public safe, and to help protect the NHS. We have allocated over £13 billion directly to councils in England since the start of the pandemic to tackle the impacts of COVID-19. Over £6 billion of which is unringfenced in recognition that local authorities are best placed to decide how to meet the major COVID-19 pressures in their local area. Of this Cornwall has received £133.77 million in COVID-19 funding with £61.36 million being unringfenced for 2020/22.

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