London Councils responds to the local government finance settlement for 2022/23.
New polling commissioned for London Councils shows that the cost of living is now the most important issue facing Londoners.
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.
New data from London Councils shows how boroughs responded to a spike in the number of residents facing financial crisis.
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.
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.