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Local Government Finance

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 904966, tabled on 20 July 2020

What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of Government funding for local authorities in England.

Answered on

20 July 2020

We have now made £4.3 billion available to local authorities to address expenditure pressures caused by COVID-19, including £3.7 billion of unringfenced grants and the £600 million Infection Control Fund.

We are using monthly data collections and conversations with councils and the LGA to refine our assessment of costs and develop a good understanding of the pressures local authorities are currently facing.

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