EXCLUSIVE: Watchdog to probe final funding deal

By Dan Peters | 25 May 2016

Auditors are poised to probe a last-minute government decision to gift some councils £300m transitional funding over the next two years, The MJ understands.

Communities secretary Greg Clark announced the extra money in February to ‘help councils transform from dependence on central government grants to greater financial autonomy’ after extensive private lobbying from the Local Government Association.

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