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