Riot grant for after builders cleaning
Category: After Builders Cleaning
After builders cleaning may be one of the uses for the fund, which was launched last Friday.
Currently, between £3 million and £4 million is sat in the fund, but only around 20 applications for cash are being processed.
Ministers hope many more will take advantage of the fund and use the cash to offset the cost of after builders cleaning.
Mayor Boris Johnson said: "The message has not been possibly as widely disseminated among some of the businesses that need help as it might have been."
He added: "There have been two claims where money is going out."
The total cost of the London riots - including after builders cleaning - is expected to rise to around £100 million and Scotland Yard is expecting to spend more money on policing of the riots than on all last year's public order events combined.
The cost of widespread looting to the police is estimated to be £34 million, but this is likely to rise, the Metropolitan Police Authority said.
Posted by Adam Smith