Funding

Discrimination twice as high among ethnic minorities in local services

12/04/2021

People from ethnic minority backgrounds are twice as likely to face discrimination when using local services, new research has suggested.

Councils urged to bid for £15m traffic signals cash

09/04/2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) is urging English local authorities outside London to submit expressions of interest for a share of £15m of new funding to repair and upgrade their traffic signals.

Redcar receives £3.7m towards cost of cyber-attack

08/04/2021

The Government has agreed to pay Redcar and Cleveland BC £3.7m in ‘exceptional financial support’ following last year’s ransomware attack.

£31m Hong Kong integration fund launched

08/04/2021

Funding of £30.7m will be provided to councils to support new arrivals from Hong Kong.

Public health funding frozen or cut for 100 councils

06/04/2021

Spending per capita has fallen for 31 authorities and frozen for a further 69 after new spending commitments are taken into account.

Levelling up fund faces legal challenge

06/04/2021

The Government could face legal action over its ‘troublingly opaque’ allocation of the Levelling Up Fund.

Government announces £2.4m to support charities during pandemic

31/03/2021

The Government has announced £2.4m of funding for thirteen charities that help autistic people, disabled people and those with a learning disability.

Get aboard zero-emission bus scheme, DfT says

30/03/2021

The Government has launched its £120m fund scheme to help local transport authorities in England roll out zero-emission buses.

Hancock announces £500m for mental health services

29/03/2021

People with mental health difficulties will benefit from expanded mental health services backed by £500m, the Government announced today.

Local areas to receive £150m to trial flooding responses

29/03/2021

Twenty-five areas across England have been selected to receive a share of a £150m fund to develop new flooding responses.

Funding for addiction services slashed by £26m

29/03/2021

Doctors have called on the Government to invest £43m into youth addiction services to prevent lifelong addiction.

Next phase of Supporting Families programme launched with £165m

26/03/2021

Local authority leaders have welcomed the next phase of the Government’s programme to support vulnerable families which has been launched with £165m behind it.

Levelling up funding is 'poorly targeted' report warns

25/03/2021

There are 6.5 million people living in deprived local authorities that will not be helped by the Government's levelling up funding, new analysis has revealed.

Local authorities allocated £100m leisure recovery fund

22/03/2021

The Government has allocated £100m funding to 266 local authorities across England to help leisure centres prepare to re-open safely.

Jenrick announces £212m pot to tackle rough sleeping

18/03/2021

Councils have been invited to bid for a share of a multi-million-pound fund aimed at providing people sleeping rough with secure, long-term accommodation.

COVID initiative exposes true extent of rough sleeping crisis

17/03/2021

MPs criticise Government’s homelessness strategy after report reveals COVID initiative has housed nine times official estimate of people sleeping rough.

Councils secure £2.9m emergency tree fund

11/03/2021

The Woodland Trust has awarded 11 local authorities £2.9m to plant trees and create green spaces.

Councils share £5m in Air Quality Grants

10/03/2021

A further £5m has been awarded to local authorities across England to deliver projects that tackle air pollution.

Home secretary announces £23m to tackle exploitation of young people

08/03/2021

A children’s charity has called for a national strategy to provide help for children at risk of exploitation rather than a strategy focusing on ‘hot spots’.

MPs launch inquiry into adult social care funding

05/03/2021

An investigation into the long-term consequences of COVID-19 on adult social care will be conducted by MPs.

Welsh public services receive £682m cash boost

02/03/2021

Wales’ public services will receive a cash boost of more than £682m to support their COVID efforts over the coming months, the Welsh government has said.

MPs call for review of local authority flood funding

26/02/2021

The Government needs a better understanding on whether funding allocated to local authorities to prevent flooding is matching local risks, MPs have warned today.

SME builders given £250m boost to diversify housing market

16/02/2021

Small and medium-sized builders are now able to access construction loans of between £1m and £10m from a new fund, the Government’s housing delivery agency has announced.

How local authorities can deliver bang for buck with on-street EV charging

12/02/2021

Neil Isaacson warns the cost of rolling out enough on-street electric vehicle charge points will cost up to £10bn by 2030.

Councils allocated £125m domestic abuse funding

12/02/2021

Councils have been allocated their share of £125m to fund the new duty to support domestic violence victims.

Four councils get emergency bail out deal from Government

11/02/2021

Four councils that are unable to balance their budgets will receive emergency funding from the Government.

Social care should remain delivered by councils, says new report

10/02/2021

Tens of thousands of people could live more independent lives if councils keep hold of social care under government plans to overhaul health services, a new report has insisted.

MPs accuse Government of lacking clear flood-resilience targets

08/02/2021

Local authority leaders have welcomed a call from MPs urging the Government to provide councils with the resources they need to protect vulnerable communities from flooding.

Councils face funding shortfall for self-isolation schemes

03/02/2021

Funding for council schemes supporting people forced to self-isolate due to COVID-19 do not go far enough, according to new research.

Government announces £93m investment for road upgrades

01/02/2021

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed £93m for three major road upgrade schemes across the country, including two schemes funded as part of the major road network (MRN).

New £40m fund launched to support victims of abuse

01/02/2021

The Government has launched a £40m fund to help victims of rape and domestic abuse during the pandemic.

Local authorities to play key role in checking imported animal products

27/01/2021

Local authorities have received £14m funding to carry out new checks on imported animal products from the EU.

Sport England unlocks additional £50m for grassroots sport

26/01/2021

Sport England has announced it will invest £50m to help grassroots sport and physical activity recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Labour to force vote over council tax rise

22/01/2021

Labour will force a vote in the House of Commons to stop government plans to force councils to raise council tax by 5%.

Council chiefs welcome £120m boost to social care workforce

18/01/2021

Local authority leaders have welcomed a multi-million-pound funding boost from the Government which is aimed at supporting the social care workforce.

COVID-19 reveals scale of rough sleeping ‘far exceeds’ previous estimates

14/01/2021

The scale of the rough sleeping population in England ‘far exceeds’ the Government’s previous estimates and has been made clear during the pandemic.

Scottish councils call for fair funding to avoid 'damaging consequences'

12/01/2021

Council leaders in Scotland have called for an end of small ring-fenced pots of funding and no cap on council tax in this year’s Budget.

Starmer demands halt to ‘absurd’ council tax rises

11/01/2021

Labour leader Keir Starmer has called for central government to increase funding for local authorities to prevent council tax hikes.

Expansion of Dormant Assets Scheme to potentially raise £800m

11/01/2021

The Government has announced that dormant assets are set to be unlocked, with the potential for more than £800m to be made available to support the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Local authorities can lead green agenda by taking advantage of government incentives

11/01/2021

With the right support, UK local authorities can lead the charge on introducing new energy efficiency measures – but tapping into government funding is key, explains Dr Tanja Groth.

Council chiefs welcome £4.6bn in lockdown grants to support businesses

05/01/2021

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in England are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000 to support them during the lockdown, the chancellor has announced.

Councils welcome announcement of third national lockdown

05/01/2021

Councils have urged residents to follow the guidelines for the third national lockdown in a bid to stop the continued spread of coronavirus.

Hancock announces £149m grant to fund COVID-19 testing in care homes

24/12/2020

Care homes across the country are to be given access to a £149m grant to support the roll out of rapid coronavirus testing.

Government launches £7.5m loneliness package

23/12/2020

The Government has announced a £7.5m funding package to help tackle loneliness during the winter period.

Invest in local digital champions, council chiefs say

22/12/2020

Local authority leaders have called on the Government to fund local digital champions to support the broadband roll-out.

Councils anticipate ‘permanent closure’ of childcare providers

22/12/2020

Over half of local authorities in England anticipate the permanent closure of childcare providers after COVID funding ends, a childcare charity has found.

Council chiefs call for funds to support businesses in Tier 4 areas

22/12/2020

Local authority leaders have urged the Government to meet all of the extra costs councils incur during the pandemic.

Two-thirds of COVID-19 school costs not met by Government

22/12/2020

Council chiefs have called on the Government to ensure schools are able to pay the costs of the pandemic as report says current funding levels fall short.

Councils’ core funding per resident set to drop below 2015-16 levels

21/12/2020

Local authorities’ core funding per resident will be lower next year than 2015-16 despite real-term council tax increases of 16%, financial experts calculate.

Jenrick announces £310m to tackle homelessness

21/12/2020

Council leaders welcome Government’s funding pledge to tackle homelessness but warn long-term investment is needed rather than ‘one-off emergency response’.

West Midlands Combined Authority wins £51m to transform brownfield sites

21/12/2020

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has won £51m to transform derelict industrial sites into new communities.

Seven councils awarded digital connectivity funding

21/12/2020

Seven councils are set to receive funding from the Local Government Association (LGA) as part of a programme to help boost digital connectivity.

Every local authority gets school funding boost

18/12/2020

The Government has announced a £2.2bn increase in core funding for schools next year in England.

Boost to local test and trace funding

11/12/2020

The increase of up to £200m per month follows criticism from the National Audit Office.

Spending on libraries drops by £20m in past year

04/12/2020

The total spend on British libraries has fallen by nearly £20m in the past financial year, new figures have revealed.

Flood funding for councils may not be enough, watchdog finds

27/11/2020

The Government is unable to prove councils have enough funding for flood defences, a spending watchdog has discovered.

Council chiefs welcome £10m port funding

19/11/2020

Local authority leaders have welcomed a funding boost to port health authorities but warn that ‘many uncertainties’ remain for councils.

Local services need funding to support elderly impacted by COVID-19, council chiefs say

19/11/2020

Council chiefs call on Government to use Spending Review to ensure council-run services are able to look after elderly residents impacted by COVID-19.

‘Forgotten city’ in plea for government aid

17/11/2020

The leader of Hull City Council has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to plead for additional support amid rising COVID-19 cases.

Councils play ‘critical role’ in fighting climate change but lack resources, watchdog says

12/11/2020

Local authorities play ‘critical role’ in improving air quality and the natural environment but they lack the necessary resources and expertise, watchdog says.

Allocation of £3.6bn towns fund appears 'politically motivated', watchdog warns

11/11/2020

The Government has been accused of 'political bias' when allocating funding from its £3.6bn Towns Fund by the public spending watchdog.

Combined authority expansion halted by ‘party politics’

09/11/2020

The expansion of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has stalled after leaders failed to reach an agreement.

Councils welcome £170m COVID winter grant scheme

09/11/2020

A new £170m COVID winter grant scheme will be distributed to councils to stop children going hungry during the second wave of the pandemic.

Councils call for devolution of National Citizen Service funding

06/11/2020

Only one in six eligible young people are taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS), leading to calls for the Government to devolve its funding to local youth services instead.

Chancellor announces new support package for businesses

22/10/2020

The chancellor Rishi Sunak has increased support for workers and jobs hit by tougher COVID-19 restrictions following a barrage of protests from  businesses, particularly those in Tier 2 areas.

Council chiefs welcome proposed £7bn social care investment

22/10/2020

Local government leaders have welcomed a call from MPs for a £7bn annual increase in social care funding as a first step towards fixing the ongoing care crisis.

Jenrick announces allocations for £1bn council funding

22/10/2020

Local government secretary, Robert Jenrick, has confirmed allocations for individual councils from the £1bn of extra funding announced by the prime minister earlier this month.

Counties warn of test and trace ‘missed opportunity’

16/10/2020

Calls for more support for local contact tracing have been redoubled after the national system’s success rate plummeted.

Report calls for fundamental reform to local government funding

15/10/2020

The handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the ‘dysfunctional relationship’ between central and local government, a report has argued today.

Councils call for urgent reversal of early intervention cuts

15/10/2020

The Government must ‘urgently’ reverse the £1.7bn early intervention funding cuts in order to avoid families falling into crisis, councils have warned today.

Councils secure £10m to help homeless people this winter

13/10/2020

Councils will receive a new £10m Cold Weather Fund to help rough sleepers stay safe this winter.

Councils receive extra funding to prepare for new domestic abuse duty

06/10/2020

Councils have been awarded an extra £6m to help prepare for the introduction of the Domestic Abuse Bill next April.

Fragmented council funding risks to value for money, report warns

05/10/2020

The increasing fragmentation in council funding ‘undermines central government’s understanding of service delivery’ and ‘risks impeding value for money,’ a report has warned.

Councils key to levelling up agenda, says report

02/10/2020

Local government must have adequate funding to level-up deprived English towns, according to new research.

Transport group warns of ‘rapid and deep cut’ in bus services

24/09/2020

A consultancy group has warned there could be a reduction of bus services of between 30% and 40% if financial support is withdrawn from transport services.

Councils face £3bn COVID-19 funding gap

22/09/2020

Financial pressures within local government will outstrip additional funding by around £3.1bn this year, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found.

Welsh sport and leisure sector welcomes £14m recovery funding

17/09/2020

The Welsh government has announced a £14m funding package to support Wales’ sport and leisure sector during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Holyrood announces £16m for fuel-poor households

17/09/2020

Fuel-poor households in Scotland are to benefit from a further £16m investment to improve energy efficiency in their homes, Scottish government announces.

Care providers to receive nearly £550m to reduce Covid transmissions

17/09/2020

Care providers in England will benefit from over half a billion pounds of extra funding to reduce Covid-19 transmissions, the Government has confirmed.

Leeds City Council faces over £100m funding gap

17/09/2020

Leeds City Council has appealed to the Government for more financial support as it projects a funding gap next year of over £100m.

Jenrick announces over £90m to tackle rough sleeping

17/09/2020

The Government has announced today that over £90m in funding will be given to local authorities to help them provide temporary housing to vulnerable people.

Wakefield council rules out paying Welcome to Yorkshire £78,000

16/09/2020

Wakefield council has decided against giving Welcome to Yorkshire additional funding choosing instead to pump it directly into the district’s tourism sector.

A perfect storm for care homes

16/09/2020

Iain MacBeath, strategic director, health and wellbeing at Bradford City Council, looks at the challenges facing the adult social care sector.

Holyrood announces £30m regeneration fund

10/09/2020

The Scottish government has announced that Scotland’s local authorities will receive £30m of new investment for regeneration and town centres.

Government should provide £500m arts resilience fund, says study

08/09/2020

The Government should devolve power over arts funding to councils and make a resilience fund available to support art and culture in local areas, report says.

Music venues first recipients of £1.57bn recovery fund

24/08/2020

Grassroots music venues across England are the first recipients of the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund, the culture secretary has announced.

Government announces £9m ‘catch up’ funding for early years pupils

24/08/2020

Schools urged to sign up to ‘catch up’ programme aimed at raising speaking and language outcomes among pupils whose education has been disrupted by Covid-19.

Government announces nearly £600m to help people return home from hospital

24/08/2020

People needing care after being discharged from hospital will be supported by a £588m fund to cover social care or costs of care at home, Government says.

Government announces nearly £3m for violence prevention

21/08/2020

The Government has announced that it is committing £2.9m to hundreds of frontline charities working on violence prevention projects.

£260m funding boost for Welsh councils

14/08/2020

Welsh ministers have announced a £260m funding boost for councils, bringing the total amount of government COVID-19 support to almost half a billion pounds.

Cornwall first to pass on COVID-19 funding to local councils

07/08/2020

Cornwall Council is set to be the first to pass on government funding to parish and town councils affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Leicester calls for permission to spend unallocated grant money

22/07/2020

Leicester City Council has asked for permission to use £10m of unallocated business grants to help struggling local businesses after its lockdown was extended.

Government launches Spending Review

21/07/2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned of ‘tough choices’ as he launched the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Calls to devolve £5.2bn flood defences funding

14/07/2020

Councils have called for funding for flood defences to be devolved to local areas, after the Government announced its new long-term plan to tackle flooding in England.

Councils issue warning over £730m of unspent EU funding

13/07/2020

Nearly a quarter of the European Social Fund is at risk of being sent back to Brussels, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.

Councils yet to hand out £1.7bn of business grant money

09/07/2020

Councils are yet to distribute £1.7bn of funding given to them to support small businesses through the pandemic, new figures have revealed.

Thousands of council jobs at risk due to funding shortfall, union warns

07/07/2020

Tens of thousands of council jobs could be lost unless the Government addresses the current funding shortfall, Unison has warned.

COVID funding gap hits £7.4bn, LGA estimates

01/07/2020

The funding gap created by COVID-19 now stands at £7.4bn, the Local Government Association has said.

Johnson announces £1bn school building programme

29/06/2020

Prime minister Boris Johnson has committed £1bn to build 50 new schools over the next ten years.

Council chiefs welcome £1bn Covid school ‘catch up’ package

19/06/2020

Local authority leaders have welcomed the Government’s announcement of a £1bn Covid ‘catch up’ package to tackle the impact of lost teaching time.

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