Jenrick: Government will not pick up the bill for everything

By Dan Peters | 04 May 2020

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has warned the sector that the Government will not pick up the bill for every coronavirus-related cost to councils.  

Giving evidence to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee this afternoon, Mr Jenrick said Whitehall would cover the cost of anything it had asked councils to do, including protecting vulnerable children, and provision of social care and housing to support rough sleepers.

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