Autumn Statement

Councils need 'clarity' on highways funding allocations

29/11/2016

A leading motorists' organisation has demanded clarity from transport secretary Chris Grayling over plans for spending on roads.

‘How the hell are we going to pay for social care?’

28/11/2016

William Eichler talks to chief executive of the LGiU, Jonathan Carr-West, to find out more about what the Autumn Statement didn't say.

Local government 'worried' about what wasn't in Autumn Statement

24/11/2016

The chancellor has been blasted for what he failed to mention in yesterday’s Autumn Statement, including funding for social care and devolution beyond the major cities.

Autumn Statement Overview: No 'respite' to local authority finances

23/11/2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond has unveiled an Autumn Statement which has given no real respite to local authority finances.

Autumn Statement: Devolution at 'heart' of Government's approach to growth

23/11/2016

Devolution remains ‘at the heart’ of the Government’s approach to supporting local growth, chancellor Philip Hammond insisted in his Autumn Statement today.

Autumn Statement: £1.4bn affordable housing investment ‘drop in the ocean’

23/11/2016

The Government has announced it is investing £1.4bn in an effort to deliver tens of thousands of affordable new homes.

Autumn Statement: Councils facing £337m costs over new living wage

23/11/2016

Councils are expecting to fork out an extra £337m a year after the minimum wage was increased to £7.50 an hour in today’s Autumn Statement.

Autumn Statement: Hammond ‘reinforces’ Universal Credit with benefit tweaks

23/11/2016

Phillip Hammond has announced an overhaul of the speed at which benefits are withdrawn under Universal Credit.

Autumn Statement: Councillors 'furious' at failure to address social care funding crisis

23/11/2016

Local government has reacted with fury after the chancellor failed to address cross-sector calls to plug the soaring social care funding gap.

Autumn Statement: 'Billions' released for road and rail

23/11/2016

Philip Hammond continued the Government policy of investing in transport to lay a foundation for growth, with billions being released for road and rail.

Autumn Statement: Hammond to borrow £23bn for infrastructure

23/11/2016

Philip Hammond has said he will borrow to provide £23bn of ‘highly targeted’ funding for innovation and infrastructure.

Government borrowing falls ahead of Autumn Statement

22/11/2016

Government borrowing fell by £1.6bn to £4.8bn last month compared to October 2015, thanks to better than expected tax revenues.

Communities ‘can take no more pain’, councillors warn

22/11/2016

Local government is at a ‘defining moment’ and communities ‘can take no more pain’, Scottish council chiefs warn.

£2.4bn in unallocated business rates could 'ease social care crisis'

16/11/2016

Councils should be given the £2.4bn in unallocated business rates to support social care services, a trade union has argued today.

Whitehall should ‘reverse’ £600m education cut

15/11/2016

The Government should reverse the £600m proposed reduction to the Education Services Grant (ESG), council chiefs say.

Social care system facing £1.9bn funding gap

08/11/2016

The publicly funded social care system faces a nearly £2bn funding gap next year - even if the majority of councils decide to levy the new precept on council tax.

Cuts ‘terminal’ for frontline social care services

08/11/2016

Care funding cuts in county areas could soon be ‘terminal’, warns the County Councils Network (CCN) ahead of the Autumn Statement.

Autumn Statement – Councils looking for chancellor to steady the ship

08/11/2016

All eyes will be on Philip Hammond on 23 November, when he makes his first Autumn Statement as chancellor of the exchequer. But what will council chiefs be hoping to hear in the Statement, and why?

Business leaders call for £6bn increase in public investment

27/10/2016

The chancellor should use his forthcoming Autumn Statement to increase public spending by £6bn a year, boosting investment in local transport infrastructure, business leaders have said.

London boroughs facing £2bn funding gap

13/10/2016

London boroughs are facing a ‘huge’ £2bn hole in their finances due to cuts in central Government funding.

Business chiefs call for business rate review

23/02/2015

Business leaders have called on chancellor George Osborne to restate his commitment to reviewing business rates, amid fears an overhaul of commercial property charges could be kicked into the long grass.

Capital winners from next Spending Review forecast

05/02/2015

Whitehall departments with large capital budgets are set to emerge as relative winners from the next full spending review, public finance experts have claimed.

Scrapping of local welfare funding an ‘expensive mistake’, say councils

29/01/2015

Plans to scrap government support for local welfare assistance could put thousands at risk of homelessness and cost hundreds of millions of pounds, councils claim.

The risk of cutting services

04/12/2014

As councils reduce services, will this expose them to new reputational, operational and financial risks?

Public services still ‘at risk’ following Autumn Statement

04/12/2014

The chancellor’s Autumn Statement failed to show how public services can continue to be delivered under ongoing budget reductions, according to many local government experts.

Autumn Statement: avoiding ‘breaking point’ for local government

03/12/2014

Today George Osborne has delivered the Autumn Statement, but how will it affect local authorities?

Autumn Statement: Welfare cap still fit, OBR confirms

03/12/2014

Independent government economic forecasters have confirmed the Coalition remains on target to meeting its welfare cap commitment, chancellor George Osborne told MPs today.

Autumn Statement: Little respite for local government

03/12/2014

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, told local government his door was ‘open’ for more devolution as part of the Autumn Statement announced in Parliament today.

Autumn Statement: Osborne announces transport tax boost

03/12/2014

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a few transport tax give-aways among major infrastructure plans designed for the next parliament including continuing the freeze in fuel duty.

Autumn Statement: Experts question £15bn road investment

03/12/2014

At the heart of the infrastructure strategy for this Autumn Statement is a £15bn spending plan for the strategic road network, together with £5.8bn for local road maintenance, £2.3bn flood defence investment and a new cash boost for cycling.

Autumn Statement: Unemployment rate to fall to 5.4% in 2015

03/12/2014

The UK’s unemployment rate will fall to 5.4% next year, according to figures published by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

Autumn Statement: Property experts hail business rates review

03/12/2014

Property experts have hailed the chancellor for his pledge to hold a structural review of business rates in today’s Autumn Statement.

Autumn Statement: Further devolution deals fail to materialise

03/12/2014

Chancellor George Osborne failed to announce any further devolution deals in today’s Autumn Statement.

Autumn Statement: Osborne pushes through housing plan amid infrastructure drive

03/12/2014

Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed major reforms designed to speed up house building and the release of public sector land in his Autumn Statement.

Autumn Statement: Local road funding reforms and allocations revealed

03/12/2014

The National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) 2014 published in tandem with the Autumn Statement today has confirmed regional roads cash allocations for the next parliament together with controversial reforms to the local capital maintenance funding.

Autumn Statement: Osborne claims deficit reduction remains on track

03/12/2014

Chancellor George Osborne today told Parliament the deficit had been halved since 2010 and is falling, despite recent concerns the Treasury’s grip on retrenching public finances had been loosened.

Osborne urged to put devolution at heart of Autumn Statement

03/12/2014

Chancellor George Osborne is under pressure to put devolution ‘at the heart’ of his final Autumn Statement of this parliament.

New garden city planned for South East

02/12/2014

A new garden city in Oxfordshire is expected to be a central part of the Government’s bid to raise housing numbers in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement.

Government unveils £15bn road investment plan

01/12/2014

A £15bn road investment plan unveiled today will see a 1.8mile road tunnel built under Stonehenge, among a raft of schemes designed to raise capacity.

Leaders of 119 councils demand devolution and end to austerity

01/12/2014

The leaders of 119 councils in England have united to demand an end to austerity and greater power to match Scottish devolution commitments.

Cameron announces £15bn 'roads revolution'

10/11/2014

Britain's worst traffic hotspots will be targeted in a £15bn roads makeover to be announced by prime minister David Cameron today.

If the welfare cap fits, wear it

23/10/2014

Jonathan Werran on the countdown to chancellor George Osborne's quite wintry Autumn Statement on 3 December.

Town hall chiefs call for place based funding

23/10/2014

Council leaders are lobbying the Government for immediate and greater financial freedoms.

Think tank: Autumn Statement was curate's egg for cities

06/12/2013

George Osborne’s Autumn Statement was a 'curate's egg' for cities, a think tank has concluded.

Pickles: Councils given ‘good deal’ in Autumn Statement

06/12/2013

Councils have been given a stable platform for house building in this year’s Autumn Statement, according to communities secretary Eric Pickles.

AS2013: Local government safe from cuts, but Osborne expects council tax freeze

05/12/2013

Local government is expected to freeze council tax in return for protection from additional £2bn cuts to Whitehall budgets over the next two years, chancellor George Osborne warned in today’s Autumn Statement.

AS2013: Osborne fails to remove housing borrowing cap

05/12/2013

Chancellor George Osborne announced an increase in the Housing Revenue Account borrowing limit in today’s Autumn Statement.

AS2013: Government cuts green levies

05/12/2013

Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed the Government is rolling back energy levies and charges, in a move that will reduce the average household energy bill by £50 a year.

AS2013: Chancellor announces further relief for motorists

05/12/2013

Chancellor George Osborne kept true to form in today’s Autumn Statement, with tax relief for motorists forming a central plank of the Government’s transport announcements.

AS2013: Infrastructure ‘needs to be overhauled’

05/12/2013

The chancellor, George Osborne, has outlined his plans to invest in infrastructure as a central plank of the coalition government’s strategy for economic growth.

AS2013: Free school meals receive £1bn in new funding

05/12/2013

Over £1bn of new funding will be allocated to provide free school meals for all infant school children and disadvantaged college students.

AS2013: Public sector job losses offset by businesses

05/12/2013

Jobs lost in the public sector will be 'more than offset' by employment created by businesses, chancellor George Osborne has said.

AS2013: Meet true cost of decent social care system, Age UK urges

05/12/2013

Charity Age UK has called on chancellor George Osborne to rescue the social care system in today’s Autumn Statement.

AS2013: Further cuts would be disaster for councils, says Unison

05/12/2013

Further cuts to local government in today’s Autumn Statement would be a 'disaster' for councils, the general secretary of trade union Unison has said.

Highways jobs

Senior Practitioner - Placement Finding Team

Essex County Council
£28500.0 - £50400.0 per annum
Senior Practitioner - Children and Young People Placement Service- Placement Finding Team Interviews to be held on the 10th September at County Hall, England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

People Information Analyst

Essex County Council
Up to £33330 per annum
Please note this is a fixed term contract role for a duration of 12 months. Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local au England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Key stage Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£32430 - £34794
Key Stage Education Officer (Secondary Phase) to work with children in our care, supporting them in classrooms and in their homes with their education SE18 6HQ
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Solicitor/Barrister Advocate - Children’s x4

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Band I, SCP 44 - 47 (£46,564 - £49,538 per annum) (£24.14 - 25.68 per hour)
To act as the principal advocate for all aspects of advocacy legal work relating to the children’s social care in the county court and high court. Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury B69 3DE
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Business Support Officer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Band C, SCP 5 - 8 (£18,795 - £19,945 per annum) pro rata (£9.74 - £10.34 per hour)
The successful candidate will provide administrative business support to service teams within Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing. The Lyng, Health & Social Care Centre, Frank Fisher Way, West Bromwich, B70 7AW
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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