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“Comprehensive package” – it’s not enough Mr Jenrick

Robert Jenrick has unveiled his “comprehensive package” for local authorities. Councils will get An extra £500 million to cover the costs of responding to coronavirus, and Where income losses are more than 5% of a council’s planned income from sales, fees and charges, the government will cover 75p in every pound lost. The first thing … Continue reading “Comprehensive package” – it’s not enough Mr Jenrick

coronavirus funding gap rises to £7.4 billion

The financial impact of the coronavirus on local authority finances has risen by almost a fifth to £10.9bn in the space of a month, according to new figures from the Local Government Association. An LGA analysis of last month’s council financial returns to the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government found that the gap … Continue reading coronavirus funding gap rises to £7.4 billion

Now Manchester City Council contemplates section 114 notice

Manchester City Council could be in the “territory” of issuing a section 114 notice by this autumn as it battles a financial shortfall of £133.2m, its treasurer has said. Covid-19 has left the council with £166.9m of reported pressures – predominantly lost income – but has only received £33.7m in additional funding from the Ministry … Continue reading Now Manchester City Council contemplates section 114 notice

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