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Members in England – Have your say on direct funding for local councils

Time Published 19 April 2022

Members in England – you can have your say on direct funding for local councils by completing a short survey from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and the results will be used to lobby the government, to prove why local councils need to be able to be directly funded by central government for certain projects which will benefit their communities.

NALC says, ‘Prior to the pandemic, NALC had lobbied the government to amend section 33 of the Local Government Act 2003 to enable local councils to be directly funded by central government agencies or departments (depending on the type of funding sought) – on a range of different projects from high streets to parks. For years local councils have either been refused funding by the government or told the best they could hope for was to partner with their principal authority to obtain funding – as government can directly fund principal authorities.’

Members are also likely to receive this information directly from their County Associations.

Please take the time to complete the survey so that the need for direct access to government funding can be analysed.

Click here to complete the survey. Deadline for response – no later than 23:45 on 17 May 2022.

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