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Local safety net uncertainty risks households facing debt and financial exclusion
Building social housing over 20 years could have saved renters £1.8 billion
Response to LGIU/MJ local government finance survey
Unless local support is effective there is a risk that we entrench poverty and its associated problems. It is vital that the Government’s forthcoming Spending Review recognises the importance of local support to achieving its wider aims in reforming the welfare system and improving outcomes for low-income households.
Reshaping financial support: how local authorities can help to support low income households in financial difficulty
Despite the funding constraints that councils face, they remain committed to providing help and support for households in financial difficulty as part of their wider place-shaping ambitions. Many have detailed their specific approaches to helping households within their anti-poverty and financial inclusion strategies.
The impact of funding reductions on fire services, House of Commons, 20 February 2019
"Between 2010 and 2019 core spending power in directly funded authorities has reduced by almost 20 per cent compared to the Consumer Price Index."
Debate on transport for towns, House of Commons, 19 February 2019
The Government has made the future of transport and mobility a ‘grand challenge’ in its Industrial Strategy. Councils have an important role to play in this.
LGA responds to plans to overhaul waste system
“The LGA has long called for producers to cover the full cost of recycling and disposing of their packaging, and we are pleased the Government has listened to councils and outlined plans to do this."
LGA responds to park funding announcement
"Our public parks and green spaces are some of our most cherished local services, and this injection of money will boost councils’ efforts to keep these open and in good condition, despite facing significant funding pressures."
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