19 May 2020

Funding boost brings 'hope' for councils, says NILGA

A £20.3m funding boost to local authorities has given ‘hope’ to the councils and their partners, leaders have said.

Responding to the extra cash, Northern Ireland Local Government Association president, Cllr Frances Burton, welcomed the funding and said: ‘Working with all councils, NILGA and chief officers have outlined the income annihilation that local government has suffered and will suffer solely due to Covid-19.

‘The pressures on councils right now are huge and mounting daily.

‘We will work with Stormont to ensure that this funding is allocated swiftly. NILGA sees this as the first in a range of substantial funding measures which will help sustain essential council services for those in greatest need, thereby protecting frontline public services.

‘This funding gives hope, not just for institutions like councils, but for the many partners that councils work with, to serve the community in the new Northern Ireland that must emerge out of Covid-19. Ultimately this is about caring for our community. We owe it to all those who are sacrificing so much, so selflessly.’

 

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Digital Infrastructure & Inclusion Programme Manager

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
£52,051 - £62,147
It’s exciting times at Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Digital Infrastructure Project Manager

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
£37,600 - £50,531
It’s exciting times at Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Next Generation Wireless Project Manager

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
£47,631 – £50,531
It’s exciting times at Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Adult Social Worker - Long Term Intervention Team x2 - Carlisle

Cumbria County Council
£31,895 - £32,798
We recognise that our workforce are best placed to design and embed new ways of working to achieve a modern social care service. Cumbria
Recuriter: Cumbria County Council

Independent Living Assessor

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£26,544 - £30,618
We support people’s independence and wellbeing, and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recuriter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Partner Content

Circular highways is a necessity not an aspiration – and it’s within our grasp

Shell is helping power the journey towards a circular paving industry with Shell Bitumen LT R, a new product for roads that uses plastics destined for landfill as part of the additives to make the bitumen.

Support from Effective Energy Group for Local Authorities to Deliver £430m Sustainable Warmth Funded Energy Efficiency Projects

Effective Energy Group is now offering its support to the 40 Local Authorities who have received a share of the £430m to deliver their projects on the ground by surveying properties and installing measures.

Pay.UK – the next step in Bacs’ evolution

Dougie Belmore explains how one of the main interfaces between you and Bacs is about to change.