Regional Inequality: Local Authority Funding

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 22nd February 2021.

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Photo of Fay Jones Fay Jones Conservative, Brecon and Radnorshire

Powys County Council has historically received one of the lowest local government allocations across Wales from the Welsh Government. As a consequence, the local authority is considering closing four rural schools in Brecon and Radnorshire, deepening rural inequality even further. Will the Minister confirm that the Welsh Government have the funding to prevent that and that they could even use the extra funding given to them by the UK Government as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which they have yet to spend?