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Government Support for West Sussex

The scale of government support for our town during the coronavirus outbreak has been unprecedented and very welcome. In total, government support for UK local government and communities since the beginning of the pandemic has been almost £27 billion. This includes direct support for our local councils, emergency funding to support rough sleepers, business rates relief, and grants for small business.

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.

Towards A Vaccine

The fortitude and community spirit that the majority of people here in Crawley have shown over these last two months has been truly commendable. We hear heart-breaking news each day but the corner has been turned and thankfully the pandemic is claiming less victims each week. We’ve all played a part in limiting the transmission of the coronavirus and it’s still up to us to continue this, as we practice social distancing until such time that enough progress has been made to reduce this practice.