The LGA's media office provides the national voice of local government in England and Wales on the major issues of the day for national, regional and local press.
It is very disappointing that the Government is set to cut future funding for active travel by nearly £200 million
Unfunded NHS pay rises could lead to cuts to public health services
Cities can level up the country, grow an economy fit for the future and tackle the climate crisis if they have the right resources and extra powers, urban leaders say today.
“People’s prospects for better employment post-pandemic could have been far improved if councils and devolved authorities had been able to take the lead, using their local knowledge, connections and expertise."
Local health chiefs are warning that the increase in costs of essential food items and energy has created a ‘second health emergency’ after the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Homelessness pressures, combined with depleting social housing stock and an unaffordable private rented sector feels like a perfect storm for already stretched council services."
We want to work with government on a long-term funding plan which ensures councils have adequate resources to deliver local services for our communities.
Costly competitions between councils vying for vital funding pots should be replaced to help realise the Government’s levelling up agenda.
Significant challenges remain for public health services
We are pleased the Government has recognised the importance of our public pools to the nation’s health, our communities, and the safety of our children.
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