Local government representatives questioned on the Spending Review
10 November 2020
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee hears from local government representatives and economic research institutes on the current financial health of councils. It will look at the additional challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic and the quality of support provided by central government. It will also examine how local authorities can be better supported to deliver high quality services in the long-term.
- Watch Parliament TV: The Spending Review and Local Government Finance
- Inquiry: The Spending Review and Local Government Finance
- Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Thursday 12 November 2020, virtual meeting
- James Jamieson, Chair, Local Government Association (LGA)
- Rob Whiteman, CEO, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
- David Phillips, Associate Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
- David Williams, Chair, County Councils Network (CCN)
- Sharon Taylor OBE, District Council Network (DCN)
- Sir Stephen Houghton CBE, Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities (SIGOMA)
On 21 October, the Treasury announced its intention to carry out a spending review to set departmental and capital budgets for 2021-22 and provide the financial resources to respond to Covid-19. The review will include the allocation of resources to support public services and investment in infrastructure.