EXCLUSIVE: Leaked report reveals council capacity fears

By Mark Conrad | 01 April 2021

Local resilience forums (LRFs) dealt well with severe challenges over winter but Whitehall remains concerned fresh emergencies could place unmanageable strain on town halls, a report leaked to The MJ has found.

The findings of a stocktake praised LRFs’ performance in dealing with the pandemic and winter flu while the UK also exited the EU and encountered severe weather – a four-pronged challenge dubbed December 2020.

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