On 9 July 2009 we announced the successful proposals for England to receive a share of the Migration Impacts Fund. The Fund is financed by a levy on migrants and provides £35 million across the UK for 2009-10 and, subject to a review in the autumn, a similar amount in 2010-11. This money will be used to reduce local pressure on public services and tackle illegal working practices. Councils and other frontline services have identified projects in their area that will make the biggest contribution to insulating them and local people against the impact of migration.
A list of funding allocations for 2009-10 has been deposited in the Library of the House. This does not cover payments to voluntary sector bodies, or to enforcement agencies to protect existing workers in local areas as amounts are subject to funding agreements. Details of these payments will be published shortly.