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Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government questioned on Covid-19 response

30 April 2020

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee will take evidence from Secretary of  State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP on Monday 4 May in a wide ranging session examining his department’s response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Witness

Monday 4 May

At 2:30pm

  • Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Purpose of the session

The Committee will question the Secretary of State on the effectiveness of support for local authorities facing significant financial burdens combatting the effects of Covid-19 while facing a serious downturn in revenues. The Committee heard from the Local Government Association that up to a further £12.8 billion would be needed to cover the financial cost to local authorities, far beyond the £3.2 billion pledged by the Government.

The session will examine the impact of Covid-19 on the social care sector, including provision of PPE for staff supporting vulnerable members of the community. It will also investigate support for those in the private rented sector or who are homeless, and the long-term strategy to support those currently relying on temporary eviction delays or housed in temporary accommodation. 

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