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9th August 2019

Solace response to fast-track one-year Spending Round announcement

Martin Swales, President of Solace, said: “Solace has been encouraging the Government over recent months to give the sector financial certainty sooner rather than later, so the decision to hold a fast-tracked one-year Spending Round is a pragmatic outcome.

“We look forward to understanding the detailed proposals, and between now and the Spending Round Solace will continue to make the strongest possible case for a sustainable settlement for local government both next financial year and to provide planning certainty for the future.

“We will also be urging the Government to speedily confirm the continued funding of important programmes such as the Better Care Fund, Troubled Families and Public Health Grant.

“Through MHCLG we look forward to further constructive dialogue with Treasury on creating a sustainable financial framework for the medium to long-term future of our sector.”