Chancellor misses yet another opportunity

By Stephen Houghton | 13 March 2018

We were extremely disappointed to see that no new funding for local government, and social care in particular, was announced in the chancellor’s Spring Statement.

While this was consistent with the significant efforts made by the Treasury prior to his speech to ‘manage expectations’ for local government, time and, as the National Audit Office (NAO) has recently noted, the availability of sufficient reserves is fast running out.

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