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Aileen Murphie explores how local government finance has changed since 2010 and what challenges councils face leading up to 2020.
The future of the £7bn New Homes Bonus is in doubt, after Treasury ministers revealed they believe the policy has failed.
The New Homes Bonus (NHB) baseline is punishing district councils for delivering more homes and should be scrapped, according to calls today.
Local government figures have expressed their disappointment at a lack of new council funding in the 2017/18 settlement.
The financial settlement will leave two-thirds of councils millions of pounds worse off in 2017/18 - with 201 districts pushed towards ‘financial tipping point’ - council leaders have warned today.
Money from the New Homes Bonus will be diverted to upper-tier councils to fund adult social care, the Government has announced.