Reacting to the appointment of the new Secretary of State Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGiU said:
“We are pleased to congratulate Robert Jenrick on his recent appointment as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. On behalf of our members, we look forward to working with you the months ahead to deliver for local government and urgently address council funding.
“At the moment, councils have no idea how they will be funded this time next year. Our Local Finance Taskforce sets out a roadmap for the future that is sustainable. In it, we demand from Government a local government funding system that is fair, transparent and provides certainty and a settlement that is clear about the role and value of councils, and their relationship with the wider public sector and society.
“We look forward to working with you and your team to deliver a sustainable future that councils up and down the country deserve.”