Minister tells councils to ‘prioritise when delivering core services'

By Dan Peters | 30 June 2022

Councils will need to ‘prioritise when delivering core services,’ the Treasury has warned.

In a recorded message to the Local Government Association’s annual conference, chief secretary to the Treasury, Simon Clarke, said he was ‘mindful’ that councils would be ‘feeling the pinch’ after inflation reached a 40-year-high of 9.1%.

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