EXCLUSIVE: Ministers pile pressure on councils over business grants

By Dan Peters | 19 May 2020

Business secretary Alok Sharma has expressed concerns that some councils have paid out less than 80% of their grants to small firms.

Mr Sharma has written to those councils that are languishing towards the bottom of a performance league table, asking them to explain the reasons that have prevented them from paying out a greater proportion of grants and the further steps they are taking to address this.

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