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

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

There is a £3.1 billion gap in funding for children’s services and a £4.3 billion gap in funding for adult social care, but, eight months before the start of the new financial year, local authorities have no idea what their funding settlement will be for the coming financial year or beyond it. What is the Secretary of State doing to address this crisis in local government funding, which is affecting the most vulnerable residents in communities up and down the country every single day? Why is he being so complacent?