Economic Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:03 pm on 8th July 2020.

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Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley 1:03 pm, 8th July 2020

In response to an earlier question, the Chancellor said that everything in the garden was rosy with local government finance, but he will know that local government faces a catastrophic loss of revenue next year as a result of covid-19, and that that will have a devastating effect on jobs and services. Knowsley Council alone faces a loss of income of £90 million, and the Liverpool city region faces a loss of £112 million, so will the Chancellor give a firm commitment that councils will receive full funding for the collection fund shortfalls in 2021 and 2022?