There will be an Estimates Day debate in the House of Commons Chamber on 2 July 2019 on the spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). The debate will be opened by Layla Moran MP.

The debate will focus on MHCLG spending on local government, children’s services, and housing and planning – covered in this briefing paper in sections 2, 3 and 4 respectively. Spending in all of these areas is in England only, so this pack focuses primarily on policy in England.

The 2019-20 Main Estimate includes a day-to-day budget of £7,806 million (the largest element being grants for local government) and an investment budget of £10,686 million (mostly for housing).