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.
Ahead of the Budget and Spending Review, London Councils emphasises the priorities for securing economic recovery and levelling up in the capital.
London boroughs are responding to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Afghanistan by playing their part in supporting families fleeing persecution.
‘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.
The upcoming Budget must support London’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic by giving local government the funding and powers to ignite the economy and boost jobs in an inclusive way, according to membership group London Councils.