Local government funding system has 'broken down'

By Mark Conrad | 15 August 2023

The funding system for local government has ‘broken down’ and what councils currently receive from Whitehall and council tax barely reflects need, a think-tank has warned.

A report on public spending, published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) today, effectively casts doubt on the success of the levelling up agenda, which dominated the 2019 General Election campaign.

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