Local Authority Services

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

I am surprised that the hon. Gentleman has not recognised the additional funding that will be going into local government this coming year. The cash increase I have outlined is a real-terms increase to local government that is focused on supporting issues such as social care. Yes, the Government recognise the hard decisions that councils have had to make, but we are now supporting councils to do the right thing for their communities and ensure the improvement we all want to see.