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Local authority leaders have called on the Government to provide ‘vital’ funding to help them support unaccompanied children seeking asylum.
Local authority leaders have warned that millions of low-income households are ‘facing debt and financial exclusion’ due to Whitehall cuts.
The housing benefit bill could have been reduced by billions if 100,000 social homes had been built over the past two decades, council leaders have said today.
Marsham Street has ‘an unacceptable lack of ambition’ for local government – with no aspiration for improving finances beyond merely ‘coping’, according to a scathing Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report.
Many popular council services could disappear by 2025 due to a £8bn funding black hole, council leaders have warned today.
Council chiefs have welcomed Whitehall’s announcement that it is committed to reaching zero HIV transmissions by 2030, but they urged the Government to reverse public health cuts ‘as a matter of urgency’.
Nearly ninety percent of councils overspent on children’s social care last year, according to figures released by the Local Government Association.
Council leaders have called for immediate action to tackle sugar consumption after new figures showed more than 45,000 teenagers and children had teeth extracted in hospital last year.
Councils have warned that Blue Badge theft in England has increased by 45% in the past 12 months.
Government rules to allow developers to convert offices into housing without planning permission has led to communities missing out on 10,000 affordable homes in the past three years, council leaders have warned