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Henry Smith MP praises Scale of Government Support for West Sussex during Coronavirus

· Total Government support for local government and communities since the beginning of the pandemic is almost £27 billion.
· This includes direct support for local authorities, emergency funding to support rough sleepers, business rates relief, grants for small business and support for local transport systems.
· Local authorities have received an additional £3.8 billion to ensure they have the resources they need to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19) and deal with additional pressures on social care.
· Councils in West Sussex allocated total of £45 million to continue providing essential services and support to those who need it the most.

Henry Smith MP welcomes Extra Government Funding for Local Council Services

· The Government is providing an additional £1.6 billion to local authorities so they have the resources they need to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
· This is in addition to the £1.6 billion already announced in March.
· Crawley allocated a total of £1,185,859 and West Sussex allocated a total of £36,430,238 to continue providing essential services and support to those who need it the most.

Henry Smith MP welcomes Record High Employment

Henry Smith MP has welcomed official jobs figures which show that in the south east of England, there are now 4,673,609 people in work; meaning that 481,270 more people have the security of a job and a wage compared with 2010.