Heather Jameson 04 February 2021

Six councils edge closer to bail out deal

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Six councils are deep in negotiations with the Government in a bid to claw them out of their financial difficulties in the run up to next week’s settlement, The MJ understands.  

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is in talks and is expected to allow the struggling authorities to use capital cash to prop up their budgets.  

Earlier this week, local government secretary Robert Jenrick paved the way for a capitalisation dispensation for Croydon LBC after a November review claimed there was ‘no credible alternative’ to rescue the borough's failing finances.

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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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