CIPFA response: IFS briefing on COVID-19 funding for councils


In response to recent IFS comments on COVID-19 funding for local councils, Joanne Pitt, Loc​al Government Policy Manager at CIPFA said: 

“CIPFA recognises and welcomes the additional funding announced by the government at this very difficult time.

“But this IFS analysis raises several valid questions around the allocation of COVID-19 funding, and following local government secretary Robert Jenrick's previous statements, it is important that the sector remains confident it will be fully reimbursed for crisis-related spend.”


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See the full IFS press release here: IFS Press Release

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