MHCLG is 'too optimistic' about councils' cash, says PAC

By Heather Jameson | 04 June 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is overly optimistic about councils’ financial resilience after the pandemic, MPs have warned.

Systemic funding issues will mean councils will not be able to manage on reserves alone, and the department should be ‘a better champion for local government within Whitehall’, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said.

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