MHCLG rejects statutory duties review

By Dan Peters | 01 July 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has rejected calls to review statutory duties on councils, The MJ has learnt.

With councils desperate for more funding to keep services going and a number of leaders expressing fears that their authority will not be able to fulfil its legal duties, ministers had been asked to review which services are a statutory duty and which are non-statutory.

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