Local Government Finance: Coronavirus:Written question - 32253

Asked by Louise Haigh
(Sheffield, Heeley)

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Asked on: 19 March 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government Finance: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his timetable is for (a) announcing (i) eligibility criteria and (ii) allocations to local authorities for and (b) disbursing funding from the Hardship Fund announced in the Budget 2020.
Answered by: Mr Simon Clarke
Answered on: 24 March 2020

The Government will provide English councils with £500 million to support financially vulnerable residents, and expects that most of the funding will be used to provide additional council tax relief.

Further guidance is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/council-tax-covid-19-hardship-fund-2020-to-2021-guidance .

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