MPs: ‘increase social care funding’

A new survey, carried out by ComRes on behalf of the LGA, has found that the overwhelming majority of MPs (84 per cent) and Peers (76 per cent) believe additional funding should go to councils’ adult social care budgets to help tackle the funding crisis facing services.

SEND pupil funding concerns

A report by the National Association of Head Teachers has found that 94 per cent of schools are finding it harder to meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) than they did two years ago.

Capturing land value

Central and local government should be able to capture more of the increase in the value of land that occurs when planning permission is granted, to help pay for new local infrastructure and affordable housing.