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The Independent Group , represents over 2700 Independent, Green, Plaid & small party Cllrs across England & Wales 📧 Independent.GroupLGA@local.gov.uk
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Marianne Overton MBE 15h
Announcements of funding are welcome, but much of this is not new money, just reannounced. Councils across England and Wales are still short and in need of long-term certainty.
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LGAIndependentGroup 15h
Replying to @OvertonMarianne
Despite some welcome news 'our Independent Group members have been very clear in what was needed from the , starting with certainty. The Chancellor’s statement of only one year falls short.' Read 's statement on our website:
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LGAIndependentGroup 15h
Replying to @OvertonMarianne
‘We were promised ‘whatever it takes’ and that councils would be fully reimbursed for both costs and loss of income because of covid. Received funds, current arrangements and the potential 4.5% increase in spending power does not go anything like far enough.’
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LGAIndependentGroup 15h
Responding to the says: ‘The green agenda has to be more than words on the page. Conflicting with it is the government’s policy of ‘build, build, build’ and an insistence of pushing a planning policy that creates a Developer’s Charter’
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Local Government Association 16h
Today's Spending Review provides more certainty for councils next year but the long-term outlook remains unclear. THREAD: full response by our Chairman 👇 |
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LGAIndependentGroup 16h
As our members have said (and analysis shows) piecemeal funding and local tax rises do not enable sustainable solutions for the recovery our country needs. The fell short for residents by failing to provide multi-year certainty for
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LGANews 16h
Read our statement from Chairman in response to today’s Stay tuned for our full briefing later on......
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LGAculture&sport 16h
Fascinating stuff and well worth the read if you want to develop or support your local creative businesses.
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Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty 18h
"4.4% increase in core spending power for local govt" Sounds good? Chancellor is shifting responsibility to councils to raise council tax rather than fund us directly After councils bear brunt of money for public health & adult Social care should be funded by govt
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Max McLoughlin 19h
The announcement of more money for road building, bu is one of the worst bits of news. We know that we have to make difficult choices, but they shouldn't be ones that propel us from one crisis, deeper into another. The hasn't gone with 🔥🌍🔥
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LGAIndependentGroup 18h
Our brilliant officers are going through the detail now to confirm what this all really means for
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Caroline Lucas 19h
Local councils at the forefront of this Covid emergency have had core funding slashed by almost 50% over the past 10 years The Chancellor's 1 year settlement prevents planning and rebuilding of cherished and essential council and community services
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Caroline Lucas 19h
The Chancellor still does nothing in this for the 3 million excluded from financial support since March - totally unacceptable - we will keep fighting
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LGAculture&sport 18h
The Spending Review has now been published online: We're working on our response now. Paras 3.16, 6.87 and 6.90 are the most interesting for culture, tourism and sport.
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LGAIndependentGroup 18h
Very concerning condition considering our members have found many MPs don’t engage with council leaders when they’re from a different political group!
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LGAIndependentGroup 18h
Independent-led councils have been clear; let’s not build for building’s sake. The detail will be key here ⬇️
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LGAculture&sport 19h
Libraries, museums and galleries mentioned as examples of projects that can be delivered by this fund
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Local Government Association 20h
: We have an opportunity to transform social care so it is truly person-centred, supports people to live the life they want to lead, sustainable and a contributor to economic recovery. Read more on our priorities for the 👉
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LGAIndependentGroup 20h
We're holding a virtual event on 10 December 6-7.30pm. Come along for an introduction to being a councillor, information on running, and a Q&A. To register, email independent.grouplga@local.gov.uk
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LGANews Nov 23
✍️Chairman has written about why it is so critical that Spending Review invests in so protect and improve local services next year
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