The final local government finance settlement has confirmed funding allocations for councils in 2024/25 will include a 7.5 per cent increase in core spending power.
The Government is being urged to extend the Household Support Fund (HSF) to help protect vulnerable households across the UK.
The Government has said its public health grant allocations to councils, published in February, will deliver a real-terms increase of more than 4 per cent over 2023/24 and 2024/25.
The ending of funding for suicide prevention projects could have “life or death consequences” in some areas, the LGA has warned.
Councils in England are to receive an extra £600 million in the financial year 2024/25, of which £500 million will be for adult and children’s social care services.
The LGA is calling on the Government to extend the Household Support Fund, amid warnings that six million of the poorest people in the UK would need to more than double their income to escape poverty.