Covid-19: Local Authority Revenue

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 28th April 2020.

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Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

I apologise for the absence of the Minister of State, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend Mr Clarke—I am a small but no less perfectly formed substitute, I hope.

We are working closely with the sector to develop a good understanding of the pressures that local authorities are currently facing. We have announced £3.2 billion of additional funding and measures to support immediate cash-flow concerns. This is a very significant package of support, which responds to the range of pressures that councils have told us they are facing.