Assurance to Parliament on funding for local authorities

Inquiry status: inquiry launched

The Government made changes in the 2010 spending review to give local authorities more control over their spending, letting them allocate resources to meet local priorities, and to reduce reporting burdens. The DCLG subsequently led an effective review of funding to local authorities from across government to reduce conditions on how local authorities must use grants  This inquiry assesses the implications for assurance to Parliament of the changed landscape of local authority funding and examines whether there is a potential misalignment of policy intent and local spending.

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