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More cash for local authorities announced as Central Bedfordshire Council leader calls for urgent help for councils

A Bedfordshire council leader says more government funding is urgently needed for local authorities because of the impact of Covid-19.

Extra money is required sooner rather than later to prevent councils having to cut services, according to Central Bedfordshire Council leader James Jamieson.
The Conservative Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield councillor was speaking at the Local Government Association (LGA) annual conference, held via video link.
“Councils have a legal duty to balance their budgets each year,” said councillor Jamieson, who chairs the LGA.

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