Published: 28th Apr 2020

Nottingham City Council says government funding to help them through the coronavirus crisis is over five times less than needed based on current estimates, which are likely to increase as pressures mount. The government has so far pledged £1.6bn funding for councils nationwide to deal with the crisis, in addition to the initial £1.6bn already delivered. Nottingham City Council has so far received £10.7m from the government, which they say will go some way towards mitigating the ‘serious and significant impact’ it is experiencing on its finances as a result of Covid-19. But the council has identified £56.4m of direct and indirect costs caused by the Covid-19 pandemic so far – with more expected as multiple pressures continue to impact the council’s finances such as homelessness support, food parcel distribution and support for people coming out of hospital. This also includes over £9m needed for adults social care including PPE … (To read the full article, subscribe below)