Councils face £1.3bn shortfall on council tax, says IFS

By Heather Jameson | 05 February 2021

Councils face a £1.3bn shortfall in the council tax they were expecting for 2020-21, finance think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has calculated.

While the Government has pledged to make up 75% of the shortfall, cash-strapped councils will still face a significant gap in their funding for 2020-21 as the economic effects of the pandemic leaves households struggling to pay their bills.

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