Javid orders review after second finance mistake

By Mark Conrad | 20 March 2018

The Government has ordered a review after being forced to admit a second mistake in as many months in the way it calculates council payments.

Local government secretary Sajid Javid today said he would not seek to clawback £36m of over-payments in 2018/19 after officials uncovered an ‘historical error’ in the methodology used to calculate the sums paid to business rate pilot areas.

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