COVID-19 : An Extra £2.56m for CBC For Vital Services

  • Central Bedfordshire Council is to benefit from extra £2.56m in funding announced by the Government making an extra £24.25m funding since the pandemic began.
 The Government has announced an additional £900m for local councils, out of which £2.56m will go to Central Bedfordshire Council.

Andrew Selous MP is among those welcoming this news. 

South West Bedfordshire also stands to benefit from a further £100 million which will be used to establish a new fund to support council leisure centres that are most in need, in recognition of the ongoing challenges many local authority leisure centres are facing.

Local leaders will be able to determine how to spend the additional funding in order to best protect public health, local vulnerable people and the running of vital services.

Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said, “Since the start of the pandemic, we have backed local councils with the funding they need to support their communities, protect vital services and recover lost income.

“This extra £1 billion funding will ensure that councils have the resources that they need over the winter and continue to play an essential role on the front line of our response to the virus while protecting the most vulnerable and supporting local businesses.”

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said, “It’s vital that we keep ourselves fighting fit through the winter months and local authority leisure centres are crucial to this. This £100 million fund will help keep leisure centres across the country open. I urge leisure centres to bid for the money and people to make the most of these precious local facilities.”


Rishi Sunak MP, said today in Parliament, “Today, we are doubling the next round of the self-employed income support from 20% to 40% of people’s incomes, increasing the maximum grant to £3,750.” Further details announced here.

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