#CouncilsCan

With the right funding and powers, councils can continue to lead their local areas, improve residents’ lives, reduce demand for public services and save money for the taxpayer.

#CouncilsCan

Councils are leaders of place that make a big difference to people's lives - every single day.

By building desperately needed homes, creating jobs and school places, providing dignified care for older and disabled people, and boosting economic growth, councils support local communities to thrive.

Our #CouncilsCan campaign calls for long-term investment in local government, but this is about much more than money. Councils are determined to bring positive change for their residents, but local government's ability to make important choices is being hampered by the centralisation of powers in Whitehall. As well as more funding, councils need more power devolved to local areas.

With the right funding and powers, councils can continue to lead their local areas, improve residents’ lives, reduce demand for public services and save money for the taxpayer.

This needs to be the future of local government.

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