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Over March and April 2020, the government provided £3.2 billion of emergency grant funding and over £5 billion of cashflow support to support local authorities through Covid-19.
On 2 July 2020, the Secretary of State announced a new set of support measures, including:
a new scheme to reimburse councils for lost income from sales, fees, and charges
changes enabling local authorities to spread their tax deficits over 3 years rather than the usual one
a further £500 million of un-ringfenced funding to respond to spending pressures
On 22 October 2020, the Secretary of State announced allocations of a further £919 million of a further un-ringfenced funding to respond to spending pressures. This is part of a package of further support for councils worth over £1 billion.
These documents set out the allocations of the funding to meet spending pressures; a technical note with more details about the income scheme, collection fund deficit phasing and the distribution of the £500 million announced in July 2020, and a further technical note on the distribution of the funding announced in October.
Allocations updated to include a further £919 million of a further un-ringfenced funding to respond to spending pressures, announced 22 October 2020.
Added Technical note on allocation of October COVID-19 local government finance package.
Added technical note
Funding allocations updated
Allocations for a further £1.6 billion additional funding announced on 18 April 2020 have been added.