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£5.2bn and counting

£5.2bn and counting
By Dan Peters | August 22, 2019

The Local Government Association (LGA) will argue the sector faces a £5.2bn funding gap in 2020/21 despite believing the figure is an underestimate, The MJ understands.

 
 

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