Jenrick confirms £1.55bn boost

By Dan Peters | 17 December 2020

Local government secretary Robert Jenrick today used the provisional finance settlement for 2021/22 to confirm the allocations for £1.55bn funding.

Mr Jenrick said the £1.55bn unringfenced grant - the fifth tranche of emergency coronavirus funding - would help councils 'manage the immediate and long-term impacts of the pandemic' as part of a ‘significant’ settlement featuring £2.2bn extra funding on top of the £49bn in 2020/21.

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