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Local councils face financial failure if government forces them to pay share of extra coronavirus costs, councillors warn

Independent Friday, 17 April 2020
Town halls call for 'cast-iron' guarantee of funding support from communities secretary Robert Jenrick
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Councils across England are to be given an extra £1.6 billion in funding to deal with the coronavirus emergency after complaints from local authorities that services could suffer. The Local Government Association had said the situation could cause some councils to “take extreme cost-cutting and...

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