The Government has announced that £2.5 million of funding will be provided to the city of Salisbury to help it recover from the recent attack which has been attributed to the Russians. The Government said that the Ministerial Recovery Group had agreed to the money which will aid tourism and local businesses.
David Lidington, the Chancellor for the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, said in a statement:
“The people of Salisbury have shown great strength and resilience in the face of a cowardly and indiscriminate act. The Government is committed to supporting this historic British city as it recovers and we will continue to do everything possible to help Salisbury moving forward. The message is clear: the city is safe and its shops, restaurants and beautiful sites remain open for business”.
Money will be given to Wiltshire County Council to help fund their operations with money also being made available to local businesses and a funding package will be given to the local tourism industry.