EXCLUSIVE: Nightmare before Christmas?

By Dan Peters | 26 October 2023

The provisional local government finance settlement will be published just before Christmas, council chiefs have been told.

Speaking at a recent event with around 30 council chief executives from across England, senior Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) officials admitted the provisional settlement would be late due to delays to the Autumn Statement.

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