Bromley to receive an extra £2,178,846 to support local care homes through the coronavirus pandemic

  • Government is providing an additional £600 million to help reduce the spread of coronavirus in care homes 
  • Bromley Council set to receive £2,178,846 as part of this package 
  • Part of wider support for care home residents and staff, including protecting wages and access to PPE training

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Boost of 714 more police officers for Metropolitan Police

London Assembly candidate for Greenwich & Lewisham, Charlie Davis, has welcomed the announcement that police ranks in the Metropolitan Police have been bolstered with an additional 714 officers since the government launched its major recruitment drive in September 2019.

£9,067,837 Extra for local council services across Bromley

  • The Government is providing an additional £1.6 billion to local authorities so they have the resources they need to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • This is in addition to the £1.6 billion already announced in March. 
  • Bromley Council allocated total of £16,640,141 to continue providing essential services and support to those who need it the most.

Penge Conservatives have welcomed news that Bromley Council will receive a share of an extra £1.6 billion in funding to make sure councils can continue to support their communities and deliver vital services through this challenging time.

This extra £1.6 billion takes the total additional funding to councils through this crisis to over £3.2 billion, an unprecedented level of extra financial support in recent times.

The additional support will mean councils can continue to provide essential services, such as adult social care and children’s services, while also providing support to people impacted by the coronavirus. This includes protecting rough sleepers, with 90 per cent of rough sleepers offered safe accommodation so far, establishing shielding programmes for clinically extremely vulnerable people and ensuring there is additional support available across a range of other vital council services.

This announcement builds on other government measures, including allowing councils to defer the payment of business rates to central government and providing them with a combined £850 million in up front social care grants, that will help with their cash flows so they can continue to deliver vital services.

Commenting, Vice-Chairman of Penge Conservatives Tom Capon, said “I’m really pleased that Bromley Council will receive an additional £9,067,837 from the Government to help ensure essential services are not impacted by the extra demands placed on councils by coronavirus. This means that since the pandemic started, the council will have received an extra £16,640,141.

“This is part of the additional £3.2 billion the Government is providing to councils across England to ensure they have the resources they need during this difficult time.

“Our local council is doing a tremendous job under extraordinary circumstances, helping to ensure the vulnerable are protected and supported.”

Communities and Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick said “Councils are playing a central role in our national fight against coronavirus and the Government continues to back them at this challenging time.

“That’s why I announced an extra £3.2 billion of support for councils to help them to continue their extraordinary efforts.

“Today I’m setting out how the latest £1.6 billion of this will be allocated to councils in the fairest way possible, recognising the latest and best assessment of the pressures they face.

“We are backing local district councils and a clear majority will receive at least £1m in additional funding.”

1917 small businesses across Bexley & Bromley receive Government coronavirus support

  • The Government has distributed more than £12 billion to local authorities for the small business grants scheme. 
  • More than £6 billion has already been paid out to half a million business properties.
  • Bexley allocated £36,438,000 to support up to 2,715 business properties. 
  • Bromley allocated £52,482,000 to support up to 3,316 business properties.
1917 business properties across Bexley & Bromley have already received grants as part of the Government’s Small Business Grants Scheme. In total, more than £27,615,000 has made its way to small businesses across the two areas.