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Councils and Police to share £60m Covid Enforcement Fund

The Government has today (Oct 08) announced that Councils and the police will share £60m worth of funding designed to help with the enforcement of Covid-19 restrictions.

The funds will be equally split between Councils and the police.

It is expected that Councils will use their share to carry out measures to help the public and businesses to understand the latest regulations and funding the cost of dedicated staff to encourage compliance with the rules, including marshals.

Although marshals do not have enforcement powers, they have been incredibly helpful to councils by assisting members of the public in their efforts to slow down the spread of Covid-19.

Local Government Secretary, Robert Jenrick, said:

“Since the start of the pandemic people and businesses across the country have pulled together and followed the latest guidelines – this will be more important than ever as we head into the winter.

“That’s why we are giving councils a further £30 million in new funding to support their work on compliance and enforcement in their communities.

“Councils play a crucial role in protecting people’s safety, supporting businesses and helping the public to better understand the guidance. This new funding will.”

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