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Household Support Fund Extension

The Household Support Fund will continue for another six months, from April to September 2024 with £500m to be distributed by local authorities. The fund was set up in October 2021 to help vulnerable households with essential expenses like food, clothing and utilities. 

Charities, Councils and MPs have been lobbying for an extension since Autumn 2023 when it looked like the Chancellor wasn't going to renew the fund. Whilst the extension will support those most vulnerable in communities, there's disappointment at the short-term of the extension and a call for the government to use the next six months to find a long-term sustainable offer to support. 

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