Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:59 pm on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley 4:59 pm, 5th February 2019

I thank the Secretary of State for including West Sussex in the business rates retention scheme and for the 4.2% increase the county council is getting. Crawley Borough Council has reserves of over £21 million. What more can be done to make sure that councils use such large reserves more efficiently?