Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:13 pm on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 12:13 pm, 1st November 2018

Obviously the £650 million for social care is welcome, but does the Secretary of State accept the Local Government Association figures that the gap next year is actually £2.6 billion? Has he any concerns at all about comments from leaders in East Sussex, Surrey, Somerset and Lancashire, all Conservative county councils, that they are facing a cliff edge that they are likely to fall over at some stage unless the Government take more dramatic action?