Let's have fiscal levers for local areas

By Ian Miller | 28 November 2018

The Autumn Budget suggested growing Government understanding about the pressing need for more funding and fiscal flexibilities for councils. The extra £55m for disabled facilities grants recognises the work district councils do to help people stay in their own homes, reducing pressures on social care and the NHS.

Attention now shifts to the provisional local government settlement on 6 December, which will set parameters for councils’ budgets for 2019/20.

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