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18 Jun 2024

Councils expect £1bn shortfall in special educational needs

Councils in England are expecting a shortfall of nearly £1 billion in special needs budgets this year. Parent groups have said they fear children could miss…[more...]

18 Jun 2024

Labour pledges leave questions over council funding

Questions hang over the future of local government finance in the event of a Labour victory in next month’s General Election.
The party’s manifesto includes… [more...]

18 Jun 2024

How key manifesto promises from the three main parties compare

LGC has been through the general election manifestos from the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties to see what they propose for the main policy areas… [more...]

17 Jun 2024

King recognises council chiefs in honours

Current and former local authority bosses have been recognised in this year’s King’s Birthday Honours. Including ex-SCT President, Margaret Lee and Surrey CC’s leader and chair… [more...]

17 Jun 2024

Questions about details and timing of Labour manifesto proposals

Finance experts praise the “positive intent” of the Labour Party manifesto but share their fears over the lack of clarity over their plans for local government.more...]