London Councils responds to the local government finance settlement for 2022/23.
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 Councils, TfL and Camden Council have announced an expansion of the capital's trial of rental e-scooters, with e-scooters available to rent in Camden from Monday 27 September.
London Councils, Transport for London (TfL), and Westminster City Council have announced an expansion of the capital’s rental e-scooter trial, with e-scooters available to rent in Westminster from Monday 2 August.
London Councils, TfL and a core group of London boroughs announce the beginning of London's rented e-scooter trial.
London’s highways continue to suffer from chronic underinvestment, according to the fourth annual “State of the City” report.
London boroughs are championing Londoners who want to make the switch to electric vehicles through the delivery of more than 3,000 on-street charge points in residential areas. This makes up nearly half of the 6,500 charge point devices delivered across the capital in the last two years.
‘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.