Even with the support measures unveiled by the chancellor, boroughs are braced for many of their residents facing cost-of-living pressures.
94% of children due to start secondary school in London this September have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools, data published on National Secondary Offer Day 2022 by the Pan London Admissions Board reveals.
The government’s boost to local authority funding provides short-term relief but cannot disguise the extreme pressures town halls will continue to face.
London Councils responds to the local government finance settlement for 2022/23.
London Councils' response to the news that the government is making the National Transfer Scheme for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children mandatory.
Much-needed funding boost welcome but no ‘age of optimism’ for council finances – London Councils responds to the Budget and Spending Review
London Councils has welcomed the much-needed increase in funding announced by the Chancellor, while stating that the boost will not be enough to establish an age of optimism in local government finances.
One in five young Londoners is unemployed and they urgently need more support to make a positive start to their working lives, according to London Councils, the cross-party group that represents the 32 London boroughs and the City of London Corporation.
Ahead of the Budget and Spending Review, London Councils emphasises the priorities for securing economic recovery and levelling up in the capital.
98 per cent of children due to start primary school in London this September have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools.
‘Bare minimum on addressing the homelessness crisis’ – London Councils responds to the Budget’s housing measures
The cross-party group London Councils has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to extend the £20-a-week uplift to Universal Credit for six months, but describes this as the “bare minimum” needed to stop homelessness rates increasing even further.