Protecting children and helping them to get the very best in life is one of the most important things that councils do and it is positive that the proportion of children’s services departments rated good or outstanding has increased
Responding to analysis by the AA into council transport budgets, Cllr Judith Blake, LGA Transport spokesperson, said:
“Planning for winter remains a key priority for councils, despite ongoing funding pressures and competing demands on their limited resources. Last year councils had 1.5 million tonnes stockpiled with gritters deployed at a moment’s notice through the wintry months to make sure our local roads were clear and open to our residents where possible.
“Councils face an overall funding gap of almost £8 billion by 2025 and the Government must urgently address the growing funding gaps
We fully support PrEP being made available to everyone who needs it and are working with Public Health England and NHS England to launch a national programme following the trial period and subsequent evaluation to avoid any delay in national roll-out.
“This ruling will come as a relief to care providers and councils because it removes considerable uncertainty and a potential considerable unfunded burden on top of already significant financial pressures on the adult social care sector."