Published: 30th Jan 2019

Local authorities across England are set to share a pot of £56.5m to help them prepare for Brexit, government ministers declared yesterday. £40m of the pot will be split across this and next financial year to help councils adapt to the UK’s departure from the EU on 29 March, with a further £16.5m intended to help councils with specific needs. The announcement comes after the Treasury announced £35m of funding for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government last December, with an extra £21.5m coming from MHCLG’s 2018-19 budget. Communities secretary James Brokenshire said: ‘Local authorities have a critical role to play in making a success of Brexit in their areas. ‘I’m determined to ensure councils have the resources they need, which is why I’m releasing £56.5m of extra finance to help them to deliver essential services and keep residents well-informed. ‘I will continue to work closely with local … (To read the full article, subscribe below)