Executive leader, Local Services, National Audit Office
For those interested, here is the link to the NAO report on our website: https://www.nao.org.uk/report/planning-for-new-homes/
Comment on: LGA urges building for social rent
I doubt that "...every pound spent would have generated a £2.84bn return..." - that would be quite some investment! I presume you mean a £2.84 return.
Comment on: Dawes revises 'statutory services only' comments
I believe that the November committee you refer to was a hearing of the Public Accounts Committee on 26 November 2018, not the Commons housing, communities and local government committee.
Just to clarify that what I said was in relation to the forthcoming budget and the CSR, and not the Fair Funding Review. We expect a one year budget at the end of this October, and the aspiration for the CSR next year will be for at least a three year settlement, but who know what will happen between now and then!
Excellent piece. I was particularly taken by the Buggles reference!