§ 9. Mr. Ivan Lewis
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the progress of the local government finance review.
§ Mr. Raynsford
On 30 March, the Government published three consultation papers:
- Improving local financial accountability;
- Business rates; and
- Capital finance.
The consultation period closed on 1 June. We are currently considering the responses and will take account of these in preparing our planned White Paper on modernising local government.