Sector chiefs’ warning of hollowed out Whitehall

By Sam Clayden | 26 July 2017

Senior sector figures this week called for clarity amid escalating concerns Whitehall is too stretched to tackle critical financial sustainability issues.

With ministers’ and civil servants’ hands tied by Brexit and the response to the Grenfell tragedy, fears are mounting that local government finance has plummeted down the agenda, spelling uncertainty for councils scrambling to plan for the future.

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