In the latest issue:
Our recent Safer and Stronger Communities Board meeting heard from the new Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Dame Sara Thornton CBE QPM. Supporting councils to tackle modern slavery has been a key priority of the board for several years now, following an early presentation from Dame Sara’s predecessor Kevin Hyland.
The Chancellor’s Spending Round has provided councils with much of the certainty they need about how they will be funded next year – as well as £3.5 billion for our vital local services.
It is difficult to overstate the turbulent state of politics as we head into party conference season.
The £3.5 billion in funding for local services announced in the Spending Round in September was warmly welcomed by Conservative councillors across the country.
Brexit, no deal, delays on exiting, extensions, and General Elections will be old news by the time this is printed.
Chaos in Westminster has seen the Prime Minister lose vote after vote and now his tactical shutting down of Parliament could be unlawful. Many of his own members have turned against the party whip, determined to vote with their consciences.
The Chancellor has set out a £3.5 billion funding package for councils, covering cost and demand pressures in the coming financial year.
Meet the councillors who will be leading the work of the LGA over the coming year.