Budget 2014

County council warns of ‘significant’ risks following Budget announcement


Leicestershire County Council said it must find an extra £27.5m of savings following last week’s national Budget announcement.

Blows exchanged over garden city announcement


Labour has criticised the Government’s plans for a new garden city in Kent.

A series of inadequate measures


Why the measures announced by the chancellor in last week's Budget are too small to have any impact on housing supply.

Council leaders call for review of public services in post-austerity Britain


Sir Merrick Cockell, chairman of the LGA, calls for a fundamental reform of how public services are provided and paid for.

Budget 2014: Councils must retain their top talent


Following yesterday's Budget announcement, councils must do their best to retain and motivate their staff to have any chance of delivering more for less.

More public sector staff pulled into 40% tax bracket


More and more public sector workers are being dragged into the 40% tax bracket which was originally targeted at the very rich, former Chancellor Lord Lamont told a post-Budget briefing today.

Budget 2014: The reaction


How has local government reacted to the Budget 2014? We round up what everyone is saying here:

Labour brands Budget a ‘Tory con’


Labour has accused the chancellor of using ‘smoke and mirrors’ in today’s budget announcement to hide the fact disabled people and working families are worse off under the current government.

Budget 2014: Pickles welcomes house building pledges


Communities secretary Eric Pickles has applauded the house building focus in chancellor George Osborne’s Budget.

Budget 2014: A round up


Chancellor, George Osborne, delivered his 2014 Budget announcement today, but what does it mean for local government?

Budget 2014: ‘More hard decisions, more cuts’, says Osborne


Chancellor George Osborne confirmed the austerity drive in public finances would have to continue through to the end of the next Parliament.

Budget 2014: Budget a ‘double whammy’ for local government workers


Chancellor George Osborne has warned there will be continued ‘ pay restraint’ in the public sector in his Budget 2014 announcement.

Budget 2014: Osborne backs garden cities


The creation of garden cities will help Chancellor George Osborne's Budget pledge to build more than 200,000 new homes for families.

Budget 2014: £140m funding to improve flood defences


Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced £140m of new funding to repair and maintain flood defences in his 2014 Budget.

Budget 2014: Chancellor promises £200m for potholes


Chancellor George Osborne played it safe in today’s budget with transport and infrastructure spending focussed on protecting the burgeoning recovery and the resilience of UK networks, including a much-needed £200m giveaway to councils for pothole repairs.

Budget 2014: No great surprise for local government


The 2014 Budget speech held no great surprises for local government, with extra cash for flooding, roads and housing taking centre stage.

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Social care reform: what lies ahead?

Sally Warren lays out four principles that should be at the centre of a ‘radically realistic’ White Paper on social care reform and asks if its vision will be the right one?
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