'I want to thank Welsh Government for working closely with local government on this funding package.'
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'We accept the findings of this report which, despite our best intentions, reveal failures in the council’s governance of Robin Hood Energy.'
'It is inappropriate for local authorities to risk taxpayers’ money on risky, profit-making ventures...'
'Businesses will be able to use these new grants to pay for the expertise, equipment and technology they need to adapt, recover and rebuild.'
'Now is the time to ask whether the government can seize the opportunity presented by the crisis to further green the economy.'
The report also warns that Whitehall has not given local authorities the clarity or support they need over longer-term funding.
'We established the ERF to plug the gaps left in UK Government support and I am pleased the fund is supporting so many firms that could have been left behind.'
‘As the country looks towards how we bounce back from COVID-19, this funding is more important than ever.'
'In just three years some councils’ external borrowing has exploded – and all on MHCLG’s sleepy watch.'
‘Cornwall is almost certainly going to be a loser in the long term, unless the government simply replicates arbitrary cliff edges in existing EU rules.'