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Unprecedented demand and funding shortages have combined to put council children’s social care budgets under increasing pressure.
“Councils are determined to keep their communities safe and already take advice from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure on how to best protect their public spaces."
LGA-commissioned independent research found that a pound-per-night levy applied in a local area in England could raise between £238,000 and over £7 million a year depending on the area.
More than a million homes granted planning permission in the past decade have not yet been built, according to new analysis by the Local Government Association.
"Working with government and the NHS, councils want to protect our world class health visiting service by attracting, training and keeping new essential workers."
“There is clear and significant evidence that the country gets better value for money when decisions over investment and how to run local services are taken closer to communities and businesses."
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the Government’s plan for a points-based immigration system.
“With long-term, sustainable funding, councils can work with the Government and partners to further safeguard individuals and families from the physical and psychological harm of domestic abuse and prevent it happening in the first place.”
“Councils across the country work hard to make sure they are able to access the support they need while continuing to enjoy their childhoods and fulfil their full potential."
Despite rising demand for services and central government funding reductions, councils continue to be the biggest investors in culture, bringing communities across the country together.
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