Amid gloomy economic forecasts, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his Spending Review, which he said aimed to “protect the public services most affected by coronavirus”.
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Councils’ public health funding grant will be maintained but not increased in 2021 – a decision labelled “extremely short-sighted” by the LGA in its response to last month’s Spending Review.
The Government is to review its programmes supporting youth services in the spring, after announcing £100 million to deliver the National Citizen Service and invest in youth services in last month’s Spending Review.
The UK’s industrial heartlands – including in the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, the West Midlands, and Wales – will be at the centre of the Government’s blueprint for a green industrial revolution, the Prime Minister has said.