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Today's provisional local government finance settlement has been delayed – just weeks after Whitehall agreed to bring it forward and fix a date.
Nearly 80 council leaders have called for an emergency cash injection to avoid the ‘catastrophic collapse’ of authorities.
Welsh Conservatives have criticised Wales’ government and called on the administration to change next year’s controversial council financial settlement.
Local government finances are sustainable and the collapse of another authority is not expected, the ministry’s top civil servant has insisted.
The Government has agreed to ensure the provisional and final local government finance settlements are published on set dates each year.
The future of the £7bn New Homes Bonus is in doubt, after Treasury ministers revealed they believe the policy has failed.
The Government has been accused of adjusting financial settlements in favour of the wealthiest authorities by a coalition of urban councils.
The Government has ordered a review after being forced to admit a second mistake in as many months in the way it calculates council payments.
Key Whitehall departments involved in attempt to bury changes to provisional finance settlement data.
Shadow local government secretary Andrew Gwynne has demanded the resignation of his counterpart Sajid Javid after the minister admitted he knew the data behind the provisional finance settlement was wrong.