The Budget: Main Points For Local Government

The Guardian website has a report here on the impact of today’s budget on local government.

Their key points were:
Restrictions on public sector pay were announced.
Welfare Cap to be set at 119bn in 2015-16, rising to 127bn in 2018-9.
Osborne said house building was up by 23% but this wasn’t enough. He said further reforms to the planning system were being made and that he wanted to get Britain building.
The government will make 140m available for repairs and maintenance to damaged flood defences.
Local authorities will also be able to bid from a pot of 200m for filling potholes.

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