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  • £500 MILLION HARDSHIP FUND FOR COUNCIL TAX RELIEF FOR VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS

    Mel Stride

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has welcomed "vital" additional financial support that will be made available to local authorities to deal with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. An extra £1.6 billion will be provided to councils to respond to pressures across the services they deliver, including stepping up support for the adult social care workforce.

    A £500 million Hardship Fund will also enable local authorities to reduce the 2020 to 2021 council tax bills of working age people receiving Local Council Tax Support, who are recognised as the most vulnerable to changes in income.

    Mr Stride said:

    "Council services such as adult social care are as much at the front line of our fight against coronavirus as our NHS staff. This additional funding will help ensure further vital support can be provided and that some of the most vulnerable in our society are helped by reducing they council tax. Crucially, councils will also be bale to use the funding to provide further discretionary support, so local authorities who know their communities best can provide urgent funding when it is more needed."








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