Budget 2018

What does the Budget really mean for local authorities?

06/11/2018

Tiffany Cloynes and Joanna Phillips explore the key announcements in the Budget and how far extra funding will address the challenges faced by councils.

Cash boost for councils only a ‘sticking plaster’

30/10/2018

Council are turning their attention to next year’s Spending Review amid warnings that yesterday’s Budget announcements failed to provide long-term stability for the sector.

Budget 2018: Local roads get £420m maintenance boost

30/10/2018

The chancellor has announced an immediate £420m cash boost for local authority highway maintenance budgets with millions more for local transport projects.

Budget 2018: £25bn for RIS2 but PFI ban could cost Highways England

30/10/2018

The chancellor has announced an immediate £420m cash boost for local authority highway maintenance budgets with millions more for local transport projects.

Budget 2018: Letwin calls for new approach to large sites

29/10/2018

Local authorities with high housing demand should be given the freedom to allocate land as single large sites and have the clear statutory powers to control the development of such sites, an independent review has concluded.

Budget 2018: Billion-pound Universal Credit pledge

29/10/2018

A billion pounds has been promised in an attempt to ease benefits claimants’ transition to Universal Credit.

Budget 2018: HRA cap officially scrapped

29/10/2018

The Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing cap has been officially abolished today, allowing councils to build up to 10,000 homes a year.

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