Independent Monitoring Boards have welcomed the announcement by the Ministry of Justice that prison discharge grant is rising to £76 from summer 2021.
Dame Anne Owers, IMB National Chair, said
“We’re pleased about the increase in prisoners’ discharge grant from £46 to £76. IMBs have been calling for this for some years, and I raised it directly with the Lord Chancellor in 2019 here. I would like to thank Boards for all their work in this area which helped make the case for the rise.
“We will be monitoring the impact of this, and the other planned changes to rehabilitation support for prisoners.”