By 2020, local authorities will have faced a reduction to core funding from the Government of nearly £16 billion over the preceding decade. That means that councils will have lost 60p out of every £1 the Government had provided to spend on local services in the last 8 years. 168 councils will receive no revenue support grant at all next year.
This paper is the very start of our campaign ahead of the Spending Review. We have published a series of papers, commissioned by LGA boards, which start the new thinking around building the case for long term, sustained investment in local government as well as laying out the positive outcomes this would deliver for the country.
‘Non metropolitan England’ is an expression that captures the large and small towns, the villages and hamlets, the coastal communities and the rural and the deeply rural areas in which 62
per cent of the English population live. It refers to a diverse range of places with significant differences in their demographic make-up, geography and economy, populated by people
that want to live fulfilled and successful lives and businesses that strive to prosper and grow.
Over the last year, as the legislative agenda has been focused on delivering Britain’s exit from the EU for the UK, we have had to take a different approach to our campaigning on behalf of our councils.
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires organisations to maintain a Record of Processing Activities (RoPA), covering the ‘legal basis’ for holding personal data, how it is processed and with whom it is shared.
The Kent Homechoice partnership has developed and implemented three online tools to transform the way in which people across Kent and Medway gain access to homelessness support and the housing registers.