Dan Peters 13 February 2019

MHCLG to make 'compelling case' for more funding

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Local government minister Rishi Sunak has vowed that his department will ‘make a compelling case’ for more funding ahead of this year’s Spending Review.

In an interview with The MJ, self-declared localist Mr Sunak urged councils to submit evidence to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) that showed councils could deliver ‘cheaper and faster than other parts of the system’.

Mr Sunak also gave his strongest indication yet that MHCLG would be arguing for the continuation of the Troubled Families programme beyond 2020.

Read the full interview in The MJ (£).

Time for a council tax precept to fund CCTV image

Time for a council tax precept to fund CCTV

The crisis in funding for CCTV systems is not being addressed by the government or the police and is leading to the curtailment of this vital service in local authorities across the country. How can we ensure that communities that want this service continue to receive it, asks Tom Reeve.
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