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 Rachel Hopkins Rachel Hopkins Labour, Luton South

Yesterday the Local Government Association and CIPFA told the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee that the Government must support councils who have lost commercial revenue streams because of the coronavirus crisis. Luton Council relies on commercial income gained through its ownership of London Luton airport. This income has dried up overnight. The Government promised to do whatever is necessary to financially support councils, so when will they be introducing funding for councils that have lost considerable commercial income to avoid those councils being forced to cut vital frontline services?