EXCLUSIVE: Anger over delays to high street bid funding

By Heather Jameson | 10 December 2020

Funding to help boost the high street has not been paid to councils more than a year after the if was announced, The MJ has learned.

The £675m Future High Streets Fund was first announced in the 2018 Budget, calling for councils to bid for cash to help reinvigorate struggling high streets.

On 9 July 2019, the then minister Jake Berry announced more than 50 places would go on to the next stage of the process, developing a business case and in August 2019 the list was expanded further to include another 50 places.

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