More councils will be forced to issue Section 114 notices, MPs warn

By Dan Peters | 22 January 2021

More councils will ‘soon be unable to balance their books and be forced to issue Section 114 notices,’ the influential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned.

It comes after Croydon LBC issued a second Section 114 notice - imposing restrictions on all new, non-essential spending – last month, with the council’s Section 151 officer Lisa Taylor again ruling it would not meet its legal duty to balance its 2020/21 budget without urgent action.

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