Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:27 pm on 22nd February 2017.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 3:27 pm, 22nd February 2017

I recognise what the Secretary of State says: the better care fund will be tailored to help authorities that raise less under the precept. However, the fund does not really kick in until the following financial year. Why have the Government not done anything to help councils with a lesser ability to raise the precept in the next financial year, 2017-18?