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New changes to the Universal Credit system will prevent councils from losing more than £70m in the money they spend on providing temporary accommodation.
Council chiefs welcomed the Chancellor’s emphasis on housing in yesterday’s Budget, but warned more needs to be done to fix the broken housing market.
Local government leaders today warned of the dangers of ‘devolution deadlock’ in their response to the Autumn Budget.
More older and disabled people will fail to get the help they need due to a lack of extra funding for social care in yesterday’s Budget announcement, sector experts have warned.
The Government will miss a chance to transform the nation’s health if it fails to inject new funding into leisure infrastructure, councils have warned.
The Government has been urged to confirm the £2bn social care funding announced in yesterday’s Budget is ‘new money’ and not taken from other local government allocations.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has promised additional grant funding of £2bn over the next three years in an attempt to plug England’s social care budget gap.
Devolution to the capital was given a boost by the Budget, with new powers handed down to London by the Chancellor.
Local authorities will be able to access a £300m fund in order to ease business rate revaluation challenges in their local areas, chancellor Philip Hammond has announced.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has today confirmed a £320m funding package to build 110 new free schools.