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Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 41905, tabled on 1 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the increase in the costs incurred by Wirral Council as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

6 May 2020

The additional £20 million for Wirral Council to fight the coronavirus pandemic is expected to cover cost pressures incurred in the first phase of the response. This funding follows the most recent local government finance settlement in which Wirral’s Core Spending Power rose by 6.6 per cent.

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