LGA media release 8 July 2015
Responding to the Chancellor's Summer Budget today, Cllr Gary Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said:
"It is right that the Chancellor has not used his Summer Budget to further reduce in-year local government funding. Councils already have to find £2.5 billion in savings this financial year and these are proving the most difficult savings to find yet.
"Councils will now be looking to the Spending Review in the autumn which will decide the future of our public services over the next decade.
"It is likely to see councils continue to