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More funding to deal with the costs of the riots
14/12/2011 22:15:00

The Government has today announced a further £1 million to help Croydon deal with the costs of the riots.

There are various different sources of funding available and when Boris recently came to Croydon and announced that he and the Government were providing £23 million to support the long-term economic recovery of the town people got very confused so here's a brief explanation.

Individuals and businesses who were directly affected can claim compensation under the Riot Damages Act. Some have already received all or part of what they are due; others have yet to get anything and I am pursuing these cases.

A few days after the riots, the Government announced a £10 million Recovery Scheme to help councils with the costs they had incurred in the immediate clean-up and the £1 million announced today is from this scheme.

We are still waiting for an allocation from the High Street Support Scheme, which is the one Grant Shapps referred to when he came to Croydon a few weeks ago.

The £23 million that has already been announced is partly from two pots of Boris money - his Riots Fund and the Outer London Fund, which was set up before the riots - and partly money from the Government to support the long-term economic regeneration of the borough in lieu of the fact that we didn't get an Enterprise Zone.

I hope that helps clarify things!

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