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New funding package for councils to help address coronavirus pressures and cover lost income during the pandemic

By July 2, 2020National News

Published 2nd July

A new support package to help councils respond to coronavirus has been announced by Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick today, Thursday 2 July, as part of a  plan to ensure councils’ financial sustainability for the future. 

The government states that it has delivered an unprecedented package of support to councils over recent months, and councils in England will now receive a further £500 million to respond to spending pressures they are facing. 

Recognising that councils are best placed to decide how to meet pressures in their local area, this funding has not been ringfenced. 

In addition to this funding, a new scheme introduced by the government today will help to reimburse lost income during the pandemic and boost cash flow. 

 

Overall, in the last 6 months, government says it has worked with local authorities to understand their needs and provided more than £27 billion to help councils, businesses and communities through Covid-19.  

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab) 

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