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Local Government: Coronavirus

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 912372, tabled on 22 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

22 February 2021

The Government has allocated over £8 billion directly to councils since the start of the pandemic.

In addition, local authorities are expected to receive over £3 billion of support in 2021-22, for both additional expenditure pressures and loss of income.

This takes the total support committed to councils in England to tackle the impacts of COVID-19 to over £11 billion.

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