Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:33 pm on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 3:33 pm, 8th March 2017

My hon. Friend is right: these measures may be welcome, but they are temporary. The Government have said that they will compensate local authorities for any loss of income resulting from the changes. Will the Public Accounts Committee try to ensure that the compensation does not last for only one year or two years, but is permanently built into the system?