Labour

Councils face £10bn funding 'black hole'

14/05/2020

Councils could be forced to cut billions from social care services due to £10bn 'coronavirus black hole', Labour has warned today.

Labour's five-point plan to protect renters from eviction

11/05/2020

Labour has published a five-point plan to prevent renters from being evicted during the coronavirus crisis.

Labour pledges to restore council spending to 2010 levels

21/11/2019

Council spending powers will be restored to 2010 levels over the next five years, if Labour wins the General Election.

Labour promises biggest council house building programme for decades

21/11/2019

Labour has pledged to create a 'housing revolution' with the biggest council house building programme since the Second World War.

Spending on youth services cut 73% in decade

08/10/2019

A new analysis from the Labour Party has revealed that public spending on youth services in England has been reduced by £1bn – or 73% – since 2010.

Labour pledges to scrap Universal Credit

30/09/2019

Labour has promised to replace ‘inhumane’ Universal Credit with a new social security system.

Labour commit to providing elderly with free personal care

23/09/2019

The Labour Party has committed to the introduction of free personal care for all older people at an estimated cost of £6bn.

Labour pledges to scrap ‘unfit for purpose’ Ofsted

23/09/2019

Labour has vowed to scrap Ofsted and replace it with regular ‘health checks’ led by local government.

Labour to vote against ‘unfair’ local government funding

05/02/2019

Labour have pledged to vote against the Local Government Funding Settlement, arguing it fails to recognise the ‘dire situation’ facing councils.

Local government cuts ‘callous and calculated’, say Labour

29/01/2019

The Labour Party have accused the Government of being ‘callous’ as an analysis reveals that local government funding benefits affluent Tory areas the most.

‘No deal’ Brexit will lead to labour shortages, study reveals

22/08/2018

A 'no deal' Brexit will lead to labour shortages in the South East of England unless the Government extends freedom of movement, leading think tank warns.

Labour warn of ‘shameful’ inequality in education system

21/08/2018

Students in the poorest areas in England are nine times more likely than those in the wealthiest areas to be in a school rated as inadequate, according to an analysis of Ofsted data.

Labour council chiefs promise councils ‘ten new freedoms’

20/03/2018

Labour’s council leaders promise to give councils ten new freedoms to build homes, schools and children’s centres on their party’s first day in power.

Labour calls for VAT and income tax devolution

08/01/2016

Labour have revealed their policy for radical fiscal devolution, including some powers over VAT and income tax.

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The power of local systems to save lives

Councils and their partners could do even more to contain the spread of COVID-19 if properly funded to undertake a robust localised system of testing, tracking and tracing, argues Professor Donna Hall.
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