Today in Parliament, the government announced an extra £600m for local councils to help them continue to provide vital services in the community.
Therese said: This is great news. Earlier this month, I co-signed a letter to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State making the case that the unique challenges on upper tier authorities need to be recognised in the Local Government Finance settlement. There is an increased demand for children’s services and adult social care, inflationary pressures as well as a significant uplift in the National Living Wage but without additional funding."
"’I'm delighted that the government has listened to the case that I and others put to them - working closely alongside the Suffolk County Leadership - and that changes have been made to help alleviate the financial challenges."