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Financial distress in local authorities

Inquiry

Since 2018 eight English local authorities have issued section 114 notices. The results can be significant for local service delivery and local democracy. Various sources continue to report that other authorities are financially unsustainable and are at risk issuing a section 114 notice. This inquiry examines the current landscape of financial resilience in local authorities in England, what lessons can be learned from the recent issuers of section 114 notices, and how the various responsible bodies are fulfilling their responsibilities to ensure effective and sustainable local government.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Third Report - Financial distress in local authorities
Inquiry Financial distress in local authorities
HC 56
Report
Response to this report
Response to Committee's Third Report Financial distress in local authorities
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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6 December 2023
Inquiry Financial distress in local authorities
Oral Evidence
20 November 2023
Inquiry Financial distress in local authorities
Oral Evidence
13 November 2023
Inquiry Financial distress in local authorities
Oral Evidence

Written evidence

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Contact us

Please note that the contact details below are for the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

  • Email: luhccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 1975 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 7556 (media inquiries)
  • Address: Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA