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Solace blog

6th March 2023

MJ Article: Learning from the past to create councils fit for the future, Matt Prosser

“Even the most optimistic – and I use that word lightly – economic forecasts indicate public finances will be under severe strain for the foreseeable future meaning the pressure on council budgets is unlikely to abate any time soon.

While the local government finance settlement brought welcome – and much-needed – additional funding for the sector, the headline figures mask the fact the majority of it is being used to contend with the increased demand, and rising costs, in social care services…”

Click here to read the full article by Matt Prosser, Solace President, in the MJ.