Dawes: Another Section 114 possible

By Dan Peters | 10 May 2018

Marsham Street's top official has told MPs she cannot give them a ‘categorical assurance’ there will not be another Northamptonshire-style collapse.

Asked by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) member Gareth Snell whether another council would issue a Section 114 notice before next year’s Spending Review, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) permanent secretary, Melanie Dawes, said she was unable to guarantee this would not happen.

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