“Our ambitious plans show how councils can go further and faster tackling climate change, and as our polling shows, councils are the ones who are trusted the most to get on and deliver for their residents."
"Bus passenger numbers remain far lower than they were pre-pandemic, so it is good that the Government has acted on calls from councils and operators to extend this funding. It will help protect bus and tram services ensuring people can get to work, visit family and access vital services while also helping to alleviate congestion, reduce harmful emissions in our communities and support local economies."
“Social care remains under enormous strain to recruit and retain high quality staff when faced with pay issues, unmet need within the sector and pressures on provider fee levels. Considering the limits that adult social care has been working within over the pandemic, it’s positive to see that the report finds that “service quality held up quite well”.
"Future costs in children’s social care are set to increase by an estimated £600 million each year until 2024/25, with more than 8 in 10 councils already in the unsustainable position of having to overspend their budgets."
As councils plan budgets for next year, concerns are growing that the Government’s reforms to adult social care are underfunded and risk their implementation as well as exacerbating existing pressures, the Local Government Association is warning.