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Government Shelves Key Announcement On Council Funding Because Of Brexit

A major announcement on the amount of funding cash-strapped councils will receive next year has been shelved because of Brexit.Ministers had been due to set out the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement on Thursday.But just a day before the much-anticipated announcement, Communities Secretary James Brokenshire revealed local authorities would not be told about their budgets until after parliament’s key vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal on December 11.Admitting that he had previously vowed to publish the settlement on December 6, Brokenshire said in a written statement that the date was...


Published By: huffingtonpost - Wednesday, 5 December