MPs launch inquiry into local government finance

By Laura Sharman | 27 October 2020

An inquiry examining what approach Whitehall should take to funding local government as part of upcoming spending review has been launched by MPs.

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee will investigate the current financial health of local authorities and how this has affected their ability to deliver services.

The inquiry will include the financial challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how councils have dealt with lost income and local tax.

It will also examine the impact of a one-year spending review on the ability of councils to plan and deliver services.

Click here to give evidence.

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