Local authority leaders have insisted that the Government must guarantee long-term investment for local services in order to ensure the country’s economic and social recovery after the pandemic.
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… there needs to be long-term investment in local services…
LocalGov writes (06/07/21):
At its virtual Annual Conference this week, the Local Government Association (LGA) will launch its Build Back Local campaign to demonstrate the vital role councils must be able to play to help communities recover after COVID-19.
At the conference, the LGA will emphasise the important role that local authorities have played over the last year. However, they will also warn that councils face average extra annual cost pressures of £2.5bn just to maintain services at their current level of access and quality. Almost half of this total is related to adult social care demand and cost pressures.
In a release sent out ahead of the conference’s start, the LGA said that if the Government is serious about ‘building back better’, then there needs to be long-term investment in local services….’