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“People’s prospects for better employment post-pandemic could have been far improved if councils and devolved authorities had been able to take the lead, using their local knowledge, connections and expertise."
Local health chiefs are warning that the increase in costs of essential food items and energy has created a ‘second health emergency’ after the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Homelessness pressures, combined with depleting social housing stock and an unaffordable private rented sector feels like a perfect storm for already stretched council services."
We want to work with government on a long-term funding plan which ensures councils have adequate resources to deliver local services for our communities.
Costly competitions between councils vying for vital funding pots should be replaced to help realise the Government’s levelling up agenda.
Significant challenges remain for public health services
We are pleased the Government has recognised the importance of our public pools to the nation’s health, our communities, and the safety of our children.
Urgent action and funding is needed to address river pollution and low water levels so 20,000 new homes left in limbo can be built, councils warn.
Working parents should be helped with childcare costs by raising the cap on what they can claim back under Universal Credit, as figures suggest just 13 per cent of those eligible are claiming support.
The Government spent 31 times more per mile maintaining motorways and A roads last year than they did on funding councils to repair crumbling local roads.
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