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Welfare Assistance Schemes

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 217104, tabled on 3 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the future of funding for Local Welfare Assistance schemes.

Answered on

9 December 2014

The consultation on how local welfare provision should be funded in 2015/16 closed on 21 November. Government is analysing the responses alongside the Department for Work and Pensions’ review of current provision The Government will make a decision based on this analysis in time for the provisional local government finance settlement due shortly.

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