Income guarantee scheme details awaited

By Dan Peters | 10 August 2020

Councils are still waiting for details of the Government’s much-heralded income guarantee scheme almost six weeks after it was announced.

Local authority chiefs are now not expecting the first payments to be made under the scheme until September at the earliest – two months after communities secretary Robert Jenrick said that where losses were more than 5% of a council’s planned income from sales, fees and charges, the Government would cover 75p for every pound lost.

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