The LGA Conservative Group is the national voice for Conservative Local Government. We are here to support both Conservative council groups and Conservative councillors. Conservatives are leading the way in local government, embracing the new localist agenda, protecting frontline services and offering value for money.
Statement from the Leader of the LGA Conservative Group, Cllr Izzi Seccombe OBE, in response to the Spending Round
“The £3.5 billion in funding for local services announced in today’s Spending Round will be warmly welcomed by Conservative councillors across the country.
“I would like to place on record my thanks to the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Chief Secretary to the Treasury and our new Secretary of State, Robert Jenrick, for listening to our lobbying in the run-up to today’s announcement and responding with such positive announcements.
“In particular, the uplift of £1.5 billion for adult social care and the £700 million for children and young people with special educational needs will help councils to provide the support that the most vulnerable members of our community deserve.
“Councils will also welcome the confirmation that key grants will continue next year, giving them early and much-needed certainty as they begin to plan their 2020/2021 budgets.
“The announcement of the largest year on year real terms increase in spending power for local government in over a decade demonstrates that the Government is listening to local government, and I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with our colleagues in Westminster to improve the communities that we serve.”