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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy release figures on local authority grant payments as of 20 April 2020

April 22, 2020 2:24 PM
Originally published by Gary Fuller | Councillor for Sandgate & West Folkestone

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have released figures on local authority Covid 19 grant payments as of 20 April 2020.

The data for the local authorities in East Kent is as follows:

Local Authority Initial Allocation Identified grant recipients Number of grant payments made Value of payments (£) Payments made/Identified recipients (%) UK rank/315 Value/Allocation (%) UK rank/315
Ashford Borough Council £30,262,000 2,646 1,546 £18,505,000 58.43% 134 61.15% 96
Canterbury City Council £48,240,000 2,728 1,628 £21,380,000 59.68% 124 44.32% 217
Dover District Council £27,634,000 2,040 1,205 £14,330,000 59.07% 129 51.86% 161
Folkestone and Hythe District Council £28,808,000 2,297 1,551 £18,090,000 67.52% 69 62.80% 86
Thanet District Council £40,108,000 3,036 1,896 £20,985,000 62.45% 105 52.32% 156

Money / banknotes (pounds sterling) in handThe data reflects positively on Folkestone and Hythe District Council, which has paid 67.52% of recipients locally, compared with 50.95% nationally, and which has paid out 62.80% of its allocation, compared with 49.58% nationally.

Folkestone and Hythe District Council is outperforming other local councils, with Ashford having made the lowest percentage of payments and Canterbury having paid out the lowest percentage of its allocation. It's worth noting however that Thanet and Canterbury have made more payments in real terms, and Folkestone and Hythe has fewer identified recipients to make grant payments to than all but Dover (of the local councils).

You can download the full figures here.