A crisis Budget

With sustainable funding and devolved powers,
councils can support communities through the pandemic and lead the recovery

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In the latest issue:

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£120m for social care staffing

The Government has announced an extra £120 million for councils to help tackle staffing issues in adult social care. The money can be used for additional care staff where shortages arise, support for administrative tasks so experienced and skilled staff can focus on providing care and help, and overtime payments or help with childcare costs so existing staff can take on extra hours, if they wish.

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Tackling domestic abuse

The LGA supports the creation of a statutory definition of domestic abuse, and the inclusion of economic abuse within this. We are also pleased to see that the new legislation will place the role of the domestic abuse commissioner on a statutory footing.