Porter in top up cash call

By MJ reporters | 04 June 2019

Councils will need a cash top up if the political turmoil forces the new Prime Minister to delay plans for a three-year Spending Review, Local Government Association (LGA) chairman Lord Porter has warned.

With a Tory party leadership contest just getting started and continuing uncertainty over the likely Brexit outcome, chancellor Philip Hammond’s plan for a full three-year Spending Review going out to consultation before the summer recess and being concluded by the Autumn Budget looks increasingly unstable.

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