No extra cash for local government until autumn

By Heather Jameson | 15 March 2018

Local government experts have warned that some councils will face an ‘immediate and deepening financial crisis’ after chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement offered little respite.

Despite revealing improved financial forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility and claiming there was ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for the national finances, the statement made it clear there would be no additional spending for local government before the autumn.

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