Local Authorities’ Statutory Care Duties

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 22nd July 2019.

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Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Chair, Public Accounts Committee

If I had not been sitting down, I would have fallen over when the Secretary of State talked about the injection of extra cash for local authorities. This is, of course, on top of about 40% cuts in just under a decade. Local authorities are very squeezed in delivering their statutory care responsibilities and others. Will the Minister look seriously at all the work that is being done on homelessness and community building and assess the impact of these cuts in delivering wider Government policies on prevention and ensuring that people have decent homes to live in?