This is an interesting document which very much sounds a localist tone as well as promising lots of extra money for the sector.
I think most people in local government, would, in isolation from wider macro- economic concerns largely support these measures, particularly those designed to support housing and social care. The two imponderables are - in general terms - will Labour's overall macro-economic policies grow the economy to support public spending to this degree and, very much linked to that, in a time of difficult spending choices with pressure from the NHS, police, defence etc, will local government survive any rationing? History shows that all parties of government, protect the centre before they protect local government.
Labour council chiefs promise councils ‘ten new freedoms’ Labour’s council leaders promise to give councils ten new freedoms to build homes, schools and children’s centres on their party’s first day in power. In a report entitled On Day One, the Local Government Association (LGA) Labour Group promised a future Labour Government would close the £7.1bn local government funding gap