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National campaign for funding of local government to prevent a new phase of austerity

30 Nottingham City Councillors have written to Keir Starmer calling on the Party to campaign for cancellation of local authority debt and funding of councils on the basis of local need. This is a welcome step in the face of the government’s refusal to fully fund them for the extra costs associated with dealing with … Continue reading National campaign for funding of local government to prevent a new phase of austerity

81% of Labourlist readers call for Labour to demand cancellation of local authority debt

Following the publication on Labourlist of the letter to Keir Starmer signed by 30 Notingham City councillors (now 31) calling for Labour to campaign for debt cancellation, Labourlist included in one of its regular surveys of readers’ opinion, the question, “Should Labour support cancellation of local authority debt?” Labourlist readers consist of around 80% Labour … Continue reading 81% of Labourlist readers call for Labour to demand cancellation of local authority debt

30 Nottingham City Councillors call on Labour to campaign for debt cancellation and council funding based on local needs

This is a letter signed by 30 Nottingham City councillors which they have sent to the Labour leadership. Letter to Keir Starmer, Angela Raynor & Steve Reed Dear Keir, Angela and Steve As concerned local councillors and trade unionists we are facing a financial crisis that has been exacerbated by the Covid emergency, but in … Continue reading 30 Nottingham City Councillors call on Labour to campaign for debt cancellation and council funding based on local needs

LGC survey shows scale of shortfall of government funding

Analysis of information from more than 50 councils on how the outbreak is impacting their financial position suggests the £1.6bn funding so far promised by ministers will only cover a quarter of the estimated financial impact of the crisis for councils with social care responsibilities. Overall the 51 councils in our sample reported a projected … Continue reading LGC survey shows scale of shortfall of government funding

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