Tag : Finance settlement 2017-18
Society of Local Authority Chief Executives & Senior Managers warns of “extremely problematic” lawful budget consultations
County council elections in May next year look set to have an impact as one leader has already decided against altering budget plans
LGC’s essential daily briefing
LGC has obtained a list of the local authorities which decided not to take up the government’s offer
The absence of any reference to social care or the NHS in the Autumn Statement reminds me of comedian Alexei Sayle’s story about getting a Christmas present consisting of an empty shoe box and being told by his parents that it was an Action Man deserter.
LGC analysis of the revised new homes bonus payments for 2017-18 and where it is redirected to social care services
The local government finance settlement has failed to seriously address the crisis in social care funding and is woefully inadequate.
The government has backed down on a proposal to force parish councils to hold a referendum on any plan to increase their council tax precept by more than 2%.
Senior local government figures have rejected claims funding for adult social care announced in today’s local government finance settlement is truly “new money” that will address the growing funding shortfall, as communities secretary Sajid Javid claimed.
The government has released details of how funding will be “recycled” around local government in order to support social care users.