As part of our #CouncilsCan campaign, the LGA highlighted the positive impact of local services and the urgent need for the Government to provide financial certainty for councils ahead of the 2019 Spending Round.
Between 2010 and 2020, councils will have lost almost 60p out of every £1 the Government had provided for services. Despite this councils have continued to deliver for their communities, providing vital services daily.
Councils can do so much more but they need financial reassurance from the Government. Ahead of the 2019 Spending Round, we called on the Government to bring councils financial certainty to allow them to continue to lead their local areas, improve residents’ lives, reduce demand for public services and save money for the taxpayer.