He added: “We remain hugely grateful to the local hosts who continue to provide a safe haven for more than 1,300 Ukrainian families across our county.”
The new payments will be distributed in mid-December and will be funded via the grant paid to upper tier local authorities to specifically support implementation of the Homes for Ukraine scheme locally. This funding is ring-fenced and cannot be used for any other purpose.
The new payments are in addition to the extra £200 discretionary payment being paid per month over a five month period to local hosts by the County Council.
The Government currently sets payments nationally at £350 per month per accommodation for hosts and a single £200 for each guest.
The county of Hampshire has welcomed the third highest number of Ukrainian nationals in England.