UK carers 'forced to use food banks’ in lockdown

Unpaid carers are twice as likely as the general public to have relied on a food bank during the coronavirus pandemic.

Costs of coronavirus in Leeds reaches £200 million

Judith Blake has called for further government support as coronavirus costs in Leeds approach £200 million.

Unsustainable coronavirus deficit for shire counties

The financial impact of coronavirus on councils could leave England’s largest local authorities in an unsustainable position.

New guidance for 100 towns set for a Town Deal

The 100 places selected for the £3.6 billion Towns Fund will now be able to draw up their proposals for a multi-million pound investment.

£16m of Resilient Roads Fund to Welsh local authorities

Ken Skates has announced that over £16 million in transport grants will support 18 schemes across Wales to improve roads.

Older carers are being ‘forgotten’ by authorities

Age UK says more than one million carers aged 70 or over have been negatively affected by coronavirus due to a reduction in care services.

Councils call for suspension of No Recourse to Public Funds

Councils are urging for the NRPF condition to be suspended so that all vulnerable individuals are entitled to receive support.

New support for reopening and recovery of high streets

A package of support has been announced to help high streets to get back on their feet, ahead of shops reopening from 15 June.

Councils receive funding to support new Test and Trace service

Local authorities across England have been allocated a share of £300 million to support the new Test and Trace service.

£63 million welfare funding for local authorities

An additional £63 million will be distributed to local authorities to help those who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to coronavirus.

£50 million to improve attainment in Scotland

Pupils living in Scotland’s most deprived communities will benefit from targeted funding from the Attainment Scotland Fund.

Small businesses welcome chance to re-start economy

The FSB is urging commercial landlords to do the right thing for their struggling tenants in these challenging times to support London’s economy.

Poorer households less likely to have saved during outbreak

Low-income families have been far less likely to have strengthened their household budgets since the coronavirus crisis began.

New scheme needed to protect housing sector from collapse

The coronavirus crisis is likely to make it impossible for the government to hit its housebuilding targets and exacerbate the housing crisis.

Leisure centres on the brink without immediate funding

Leisure centres closed due to coronavirus may never re-open unless government brings forward a financial rescue package, says DCN.

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