Boris has no answers for councils

New Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson today delivered his first statement to MP’s in the House of Commons. In a lengthy speech that remained light on details, Johnson failed to make any mention of local government and the growing crisis in local services...

Gwynne and council leaders slam funding ‘insult’

Labour council leaders have written to the Prime Minister criticising the Tories’ unravelling Stronger Towns announcement and calling for more funding in next week’s Spring Statement. Following the Tories announcement on Tuesday (5 March), 64 Labour council leaders...

GWYNNEBLOG: Tory Local Government funding stitch-up

No new money, no new ideas and no recognition of the dire situation facing councils – that is the reality of the Tories’ new local government settlement, which MPs are voting on today. Unless Tory ministers change tack, more elderly people will go without proper...

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