Economic abuse will form part of a new legal definition of domestic abuse, as set out in a draft Government bill published in January.
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There is no doubt that the Government’s consultations on business rates retention and fair funding, alongside the impending Spending Review, present much-needed opportunities to review and reform local government funding.
The fair funding review and business rates retention reform need to be sustainable, evidence-based and improve clarity to help councils plan their budgets
Data is one of the most vital commodities that we generate and councils across the country produce immense quantities of it every day.
Millions of low-income households facing financial difficulty, growing rent arrears and debt could improve their life chances if councils received the funding they need to provide a vital local safety net.