Local Authorities: Lost Revenue

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at on 15 June 2020.

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Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

We are working closely with the sector to develop a good understanding of the pressures that local authorities currently face. We have announced £3.2 billion of additional funding, councils will be able to defer £2.6 billion in business rates payment, and £850 million in social care grants were paid in April in a move aimed at helping to ease immediate pressures on local authority cash flows.