Councils face £19bn shortfall, research finds

Councillor David Williams, chairman, CCN

Local authorities face a funding shortfall of £19.1bn over the next five years, which equates to £3.8bn each year, research has shown. A County Councils Network (CCN) report, with analysis from Pixel Financial Management, said a funding gap persisted despite government investment. It has called on the new Chancellor Rishi Sunak to commit to the…

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