Published on 4 Jul 2017 Sections

Grenfell: councils could face £6bn black hole

Political Correspondent

Sajid Javid was speaking today at the Local Government Association’s annual conference in Birmingham. And not everyone there, as the Grenfell tragedy and its ramifications were digested, was happy to see him. Local authorities around the country are facing potentially huge bills for remedial work on tower blocks on their patch.  And there have been warnings of a £6bn black hole in local council finances.