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Local Government Brexit Funding: Local Ports
20 February 2019
Volume 654
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On 28 January, I announced £56.5 million of new funding to help councils prepare for Brexit as set out in a written ministerial statement on local government Brexit funding, Official Report, column 31WS. Part of that funding was £1.5 million in 2018-19 to local authorities facing immediate impacts from local ports.

I am today able to announce an increase of this funding from £1.5 million to £3.14 million. Its distribution to local authorities is set out in table 1 below. This additional funding will support those authorities to plan and better mitigate against potential disruptions once we have exited the EU.

The funding will be divided between 19 district and unitary councils. These allocations are based on recent analysis and engagement and reflect a range of issues including the amount of EU goods managed and the wider, strategic importance of these ports.

As part of the 28 January announcement, I retained £10 million for allocation during 2019-20 to respond to specific local costs that may only become evident in the months after we exit the EU. I will look carefully at any pressures that should be funded, including any emerging pressures relating to port functions or wider impacts on port areas.

Table 1: Allocation of funding to authorities

Port

Authority

Allocation (£)

1. Port of Dover

1. Dover

2. Folkestone and Hythe

136,362

136,362

2. Eurotunnel

Dover

Folkestone and Hythe

136,362

136,362

3. Ramsgate

3. Thanet

136,362

4. Goole

4. East Riding of Yorkshire

136,362

5. Hull

5. Hull City

136,362

6. Grimsby

6. North East Lincolnshire

136,362

7. Immingham (DBP, DfDS and C. Ro)

North East Lincolnshire

136,362

8. Portsmouth

7. Portsmouth City

136,362

9. Southampton General

8. Southampton City

136,362

10. Southampton Container

Southampton City

136,362

11. Ashford

9. Ashford

136,362

12. Ebbsfleet

10. Gravesend

11. Dartford

136,362

136,362

13. St Pancras

12. Camden

136,362

14. Manchester Airport

13. Manchester City

136,362

15. East Midlands Airport

14. North West Leicestershire

136,362

16. Stansted Airport

15. Uttlesford

136,362

17. Heathrow Airport

16. Hillingdon

136,362

18. Gatwick Airport

17. Crawley

136,362

19. Harwich

18. Tendring

136,362

20. Felixstowe

19. Suffolk Coastal

136,362

Total funding of £3,136,326.

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