Local Government Finance

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

Big-city authorities such as Manchester have been hit hardest by the cuts at the same time as they have had to deal with the extra costs of deprivation, such as high demand on social care budgets, poor health, and homelessness, with big cities being magnets for homeless people from the wider region. What guarantees can the Minister give that those pressures will be reflected properly in the new funding formula?