Councils in 'mad dash to splash the cash'

By Dan Peters | 03 June 2021

Frustrated councils are racing to spend their additional restrictions grant funding after the Government stubbornly refused to offer any flexibility ahead of a looming deadline.

Local authorities have been told they have until the end of this month to prove they have spent or ‘made a validated attempt to spend’ 100% of the additional restrictions grant (ARG) they have been allocated or they will not qualify for the latest £425m announced by the Government.

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