Consultation to be held on new intervention powers

By Martin Ford | 07 July 2022

The Government has committed to consulting the sector over new powers of intervention in council finances.

Shadow levelling up minister Alex Norris raised concerns about a clause in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill that would bestow ‘significant powers’ on the secretary of state to intervene in a local authority, including limiting borrowing and selling assets.

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