Responding to Nottingham City Council issuing a section 114 notice, the three MPs for Nottingham, Nadia Whittome, Alex Norris, and Lilian Greenwood said:

“Like many local authorities across the country, Nottingham City Council’s finances have been pushed to the brink by more than a decade of cuts by Conservative-led governments – £1 billion since 2013. The Government’s failure to get a grip on unprecedented rising demand for social care and homelessness has now pushed the council over the edge, forcing it to issue a section 114 notice.

“As MPs representing Nottingham, we urge the Government to provide our city’s council with the funding it requires to be financially sustainable and to deliver the services that our constituents rely on. Our constituents should not be made to suffer further cuts to local services at a time when they face the biggest drop in living standards since records began.

“We will be working with local councillors to mitigate the impact that today’s development has on residents, and in Parliament fighting for proper reform of the social care system, real action to tackle homelessness, and funding for local services.”