Burnley Council is set to receive an extra £920,404.00 in funding, following an announcement by the Government. This will help to cover its coronavirus-related costs and will help the council provide vital services to local residents.
Leader of Burnley Council, Mark Townsend said: “Whilst still falling short of meeting the council’s shortfall in finance arising from the consequences of the pandemic, we welcome this announcement. We are playing a key role in reducing the spread of the virus, providing essential supplies to our most vulnerable residents, and supporting local business. Local government working with local people will, I believe, make the difference. So I am pleased that the Government has listened to local leaders and has gone at least part way to providing the extra support we need to balance our budget. We will continue to lobby Government to provide in full the cash we have spent and need to support residents and business through this challenging time”.