MPs press ministry to bring forward Shared Prosperity Fund
Local government secretary James Brokenshire has been urged to bring forward the replacement for EU structural funding.
Report recommends fully funding social care through taxation
The public backs funding social care through general taxation, according to new polling.
Lack of social care funding undermines NHS investment
Insufficient resources in the care system will undermine investment in the NHS, new research has suggested.
Spending Review poses 'challenge' for fair funding
A minister has said a one-year settlement for local government would pose a ‘challenge’ for implementing the fair funding review in 2020/21.
Spending Review must meet costs of refugee resettlement
Local government has cautiously welcomed the Government’s commitment to continue resettling refugees after a flagship scheme ends next year.
Funding pledged for Scottish councils to tackle period poverty
Councils in Scotland will receive £2m in funding to continue provision of free sanitary products in schools.
Westminster announces u-turn on cuts to youth services
Westminster City Council leader Nickie Aiken has admitted the council made a mistake when it cut funding to youth services.
Government bidding culture attacked
The growing trend of forcing councils to bid for small, policy-specific grants has been attacked as an ‘inefficient use of public resources’ by a think-tank.
District leader attacks North Yorkshire over homelessness service cuts
Homeless people in North Yorkshire are being let down by the county council, the leader of Scarborough BC has claimed.
LGA decries youth offending budget cut
Government funding to prevent young people entering a life of crime has reduced, sparking disappointment from the Local Government Association (LGA).
Norfolk and Essex face multi-million pound funding gaps
Norfolk CC’s leader met local government minister Rishi Sunak as his authority attempts to close a budget gap of £40m next year.
Local government has a crucial role to play in maximising crowdfunding’s potential
Jonathan Bone says maximising the opportunities available through crowdfunding will require a 'different kind of local government with a different culture, ways of working and relationship with communities’.
Shared Prosperity Fund consultation to start 'very shortly'
Consultation on the post-Brexit replacement for European structural funding must happen before the Spending Review, a minister has said.
Councils left in dark over youth offending budgets
Funding uncertainty is undermining councils’ efforts to tackle knife crime and County Lines drug dealing, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.
Investment in children's centres helps deliver real results
Leeds has become the first UK city to lower its childhood obesity rate - and the role played by children's centres vindicates the council's decision to protect funding despite heavy cuts to overall grant funding, says Judith Blake.
NAO: Government must do more to ensure LEP value for money
The Government has been reprimanded for not doing enough to ensure billions of pounds given to local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) are delivering value for money.
MPs express 'sympathy' over Ombudsman's funding plea
MPs have backed calls to boost funding for the stretched Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman in the face of Whitehall resistance.
Austerity holding back local government fight against knife crime
‘Inadequate’ Government leadership and funding is hindering local government in tackling knife crime, a former Whitehall tsar has said.
Social care should be funded centrally, says MP
Social care should be delivered locally but funded nationally, a new report has suggested.
Select committee chair urges scrapping of social care Green Paper
A senior backbencher has called for the social care Green Paper to be scrapped.