The Budget was an opportunity for the Government to take action and prove that it will take the looming funding crisis it has caused in local government seriously.
“We welcome the lifting of the housing borrowing cap, but continue to push for Right to Buy to be devolved”
Children need adults to advocate on their behalf. Remember – they don’t vote, and sadly often feature low on the list of MPs’ post bag issues.
One of my main priorities when I became the LGA Conservative Group Leader was to work with the Government and colleagues to address the funding pressures that we all face.
“The housing borrowing cap has hampered councils’ ability to play a leading role in tackling the housing shortage”
“Councils have lost 60p out of every £1 since 2010”
We’ve had the speech from the Prime Minister – now let’s see the borrowing cap gone for good.
“People want the best possible council performance for their residents”
“We are listening to you, speaking for councils nationally, and getting more good people to stand”
“Many councils are being forced to cut early intervention work, which helps children avoid reaching crisis point”