Laura Sharman 12 June 2020

Test and trace funding allocated to councils

Local authorities across England have been allocated a share of £300m to support new test and trace services.

Each upper tier local authority has been awarded funding to develop outbreak control plans, with extra funding provided for communities with lower incomes or higher healthcare demands.

Minister for regional growth and local government, Simon Clarke, said: 'Councils are playing a hugely important role in our national efforts to respond to the virus, and this includes test and trace services.

'This £300m of funding is on top of the unprecedented £3.2bn package of support we have provided to councils to ensure they have what they need to tackle the virus and respond to the immediate pressures they have told us they are facing.'

Councils will also get access to data on the spread of the virus through the Joint Biosecurity Centre to inform local outbreak planning.

Local areas still remain in the dark about whether they will be handed any additional powers to impose coronavirus lockdowns (£).

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Lifeguard

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 3 - £18,657 per annum.
Riverside Leisure Centre is Chelmsford City Council’s flagship leisure facility, offering a variety of sporting activities where there is something... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

Group Head of Law & Governance (Monitoring Officer)

Arun District Council
£71, 468 - £74,355
We have high ambitions for our area and are looking for a Group Head of Law & Governance (Monitoring Officer) to... Littlehampton, West Sussex
Recuriter: Arun District Council

Senior Engineer- Highways

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£23,080- £30,451
Our Highways Service is growing to reflect the increase in investment. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Executive Chief Officer - Communities & Place

Highland Council
£94,732
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, you will lead corporate and cross service strategies that improve... Inverness, Highland
Recuriter: Highland Council

Democratic Services Business Manager

Publica
Up to £60,000 per annum & pay award pending
Do you have experience managing Democratic Services? Are you ambitious and up for a new challenge? Cirencester/Witney/Coleford (remote working available)
Recuriter: Publica

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue