Responding to the confirmed Local Government Finance Settlement, Cllr Claire Kober OBE, Chair of London Councils, said:
“We are disappointed that, following a national outcry, this confirmed settlement fails to recognise the gaping hole councils are facing in social care funding. The picture is bleak - the capital is bracing itself for a funding gap of £600 million in this area over the course of this Parliament, yet our warnings have not been heeded. Unless Government truly gets a grip on this and addresses it through genuinely new funding, the most vulnerable in our communities, along with other services, will suffer.
“It is now vital that the Government brings forward measures in the upcoming Budget to provide fresh financial support to local authorities.”