COVID-19: councils on the frontline

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Budget unveiled

An extra £30 billion of public spending was announced in last month’s Budget – much of it aimed at local priorities including homes, roads, digital connectivity, flood resilience and devolution.

Housing benefit boost

The local housing allowance (LHA) freeze has been reversed as part of the Chancellor’s £7 billion investment in the welfare system, aimed at protecting jobs and incomes during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Budget 2020

Based on feedback from councils, the LGA’s Budget submission focuses on getting the right funding to improve services and people’s lives through public service reform.