DISTRICT COUNCILS RESPOND TO CHANCELLOR’S STATEMENT

DISTRICT COUNCILS RESPOND TO CHANCELLOR’S STATEMENT Responding to the Chancellor’s statement today, Cllr Tom Beattie, Vice Chair of the District Councils’ Network, said: “It is good the Chancellor has set out an ambitious plan to protect jobs and keep the economy moving. “The coronavirus crisis has proved again that many challenges are best met head…

COVID-19 CRISIS: ‘UNNECESSARY’ RED TAPE WILL DELAY VITAL HELP REACHING FAMILIES ON BREADLINE

COVID-19 CRISIS: ‘UNNECESSARY’ RED TAPE WILL DELAY VITAL HELP REACHING FAMILIES ON BREADLINE Families struggling to put food on the table during the Covid-19 crisis face a delay in receiving additional help due to needless extra red tape in distributing funding, councils warn today. The Government last month announced £63 million to provide help directly…