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)

As I explained in my previous answer, we will issue a comprehensive spending plan, which ensures that we do not leave local authorities facing unmanageable spending pressures in the year ahead. I point out that Greater Manchester councils have received £168 million of additional funding in response to the pandemic and their core spending power in this financial year increased by £150 million. I know that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has held detailed talks with Sir Richard Leese, and obviously an invitation to have further conversations as required always stands.