Covid-19: Support for Local Authorities

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 7th July 2020.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Chair of the Public Accounts Committee will know very well that commercial income carries risk for councils investing in it. We are cognisant of that fact. I advise councils, where there is the risk of a section 114, to talk to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government ahead of any such decision.