CIPFA response to the government's allocations of £1.6 billion funding boost for councils


CIPFA CEO Rob Whiteman said:

“While we welcome government’s recognition of the pressures being felt by district councils due to reduced income at this time, we must also recognise the increased pressures still being borne by those authorities with social care responsibilities.

“The fact is that councils didn’t have sufficient capacity before COVID-19 hit. Further immediate support is needed for councils delivering social care, but moving forward, greater consideration will need to be given to the overall quantum of funding for local government as a whole.”

CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. CIPFA shows the way in public finance globally, standing up for sound public financial management and good governance around the world as the leading commentator on managing and accounting for public money. 

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