Magazine article Public Finance

DCLG Pulls £24M in Grant from London Councils

Magazine article Public Finance

DCLG Pulls £24M in Grant from London Councils

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A Whitehall error has meant two London councils will lose special funding they were promised in the provisional local government finance settlement last year.

When the settlement was announced in December, Camden and Westminster were told they qualified for the Working Neighbourhoods Fund, a grant that replaces the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund for tackling unemployment.

The provisional settlement promised Camden £14.4m and Westminster almost £10m in WNF over the next three years.

An authority's eligibility is based on data related to deprivation or employment and benefit claim rates. However, when calculating councils' working age population, officials used a table that excluded people living in guesthouses and small hotels, many of whom are benefit claimants. …

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