Household Support Fund

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th May 2022.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to progress the allocation of the Household Support Fund to local authorities.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Local Authorities have already received their allocations, alongside the grant determination and guidance, for the £421m Household Support Fund extension. The new allocations for Local Authorities are the same as for the previous 6 months of the scheme and can be found here. Local Authorities have discretion on exactly how and when this funding is used within the scope set out, based on their assessment of local need.

This funding is available now for use by Local Authorities until 30 September 2022.

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