To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to ensure wholesalers have access to the forthcoming Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund.
19 November 2021
My Department will publish guidance for the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund to help local authorities set up their local schemes, once the legislation relating to MCC provisions has passed. This will set out the relevant eligibility criteria alongside funding allocations. Business rates are devolved so the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive an additional £285 million through the Barnett formula and will be able to determine the parameters of their own schemes.