With the final result in the London Borough of Havering declared fully 96 hours after the polls closed, this year’s local elections truly were a slow burn.
The LGA has welcomed updated government guidance for councils on the Homes for Ukraine scheme, and continues to work proactively with ministers to address councils’ concerns about support for new arrivals.
Government funding for council-commissioned weight management services will not be renewed in the current financial year, councils have been told.
This story was updated on 04 May to clarify recycling guidance. Rising paper prices and energy costs coupled with our pledge to reduce our carbon emissions have led the LGA to take the decision to replace first’s paper wrapping with a fully compostable starch polywrap.
The LGA has warned that criminals are cold calling residents asking for their bank details so they can receive the Government’s £150 energy rebate.
The LGA has reiterated its concerns about inadequate funding for adult social care reforms, in response to the latest government guidance.