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Public Lavatories: Disability

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 222681, tabled on 18 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities receive adequate funding to ensure that public toilets are sufficiently accessible for people with disabilities.

Answered on

25 February 2019

Local authorities have discretion over the range of services they provide and will see their core spending power increase to £46.4 billion in 2019-20, a cash-increase of 2.8 per cent. To support the running of all public toilets, the Chancellor announced at Autumn Budget a new 100 per cent business rates relief for standalone public lavatories in England.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government