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Solace blog

2nd September 2022

LGC Article: New PM should make investing in local government a priority, Graeme McDonald

“If a potential candidate could choose their time to become prime minister, the summer of 2022 would not be it; the issues facing the country are huge.

Economic growth is sluggish (to say the least) while inflation is soaring – and set to get even higher – and, as a result, most households across the country are struggling to cope with the impact of the cost-of-living crisis layered on top of the consequences of the unprecedented events of recent years.

Whoever the new prime minister is, they will have to act swiftly and decisively to avert long term harm for both our communities and the country as a whole. So we should expect an emergency Budget in the coming weeks and a likely spending review before the year is out…”

Click here to read the full article by Solace Managing Director, Graeme McDonald, on the LGC.