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Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2019/20 – On the Day Briefing
Response to the Local Government Finance Settlement
Cold weather plan for England
The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, Second reading, House of Commons, 18 December 2018
The Bill provides a vital opportunity for long-awaited reform. It is important that this opportunity is not missed and that the Bill is passed as the current situation is not sustainable for councils and our communities.
Using Stoke-on-Trent’s heritage to unlock regeneration
Stoke-on-Trent City Council appointed a Heritage Champion to lead a successful bid for a Heritage Action Zone, which is helping to encourage residents to move back into Longton town centre.
Simplifying and speeding up the planning process through the grant of permitted development.
The local government finance settlement is the annual determination of funding to local government from central government. This briefing covers the consultation on the local government finance settlement for 2019/20. We expect the final 2019/20 settlement to be laid before the House of Commons, for its approval, in late January or early February 2019.
We must not forget that it is individuals and communities who feel the impact, whether it is through seeing their local library or leisure centre close, roads deteriorate or support for young people, families and vulnerable adults scaled back.
LGA responds to temporary accommodation figures
"The increasing use of temporary accommodation is not only financially unsustainable for councils but it is hugely disruptive for those families placed in such accommodation."
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.