Rishi Sunak: Impact Assessments, typically related to specific new primary legislation before Parliament, are narrowly defined. For example, the Government laid an impact assessment alongside the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which can be found on our website. Civil servants conduct any Impact Assessments related to legislation as business as usual. Our broader analysis continues.
Rishi Sunak: The manifesto committed the Government to bring forward a new integration strategy, which will include proposals to teach more people to speak English. We are working closely with other government Departments, including the Department for Education, in preparing the integration strategy, which we will publish for consultation shortly.
Rishi Sunak: Holding answer received on 16 January 2018 The working patterns of council Chief Executives are entirely local matters which are the responsibility of the council concerned.
Rishi Sunak: The Government recognises the important role that councils play in helping to provide local community services such as Local Welfare Assistance schemes, and local authorities in England will have access to more than £200 billion to deliver these services between 2015/16 and 2019/20.
Rishi Sunak: Holding answer received on 17 January 2018 This Government has high ambitions for looked after children and care leavers. The forthcoming corporate parenting provisions in the Children and Social Work Act will ensure high quality care and support for these vulnerable young people.
Rishi Sunak: The Government provided an additional £2 billion at the 2017 Spring Budget for adult social care, of which £1 billion was provided in 2017-18. This meant that by the start of this financial year, the Government had given councils access to £9.25 billion additional funding for adult social care over the next three years.
Rishi Sunak: The Government periodically assesses resourcing requirements for local government as part of each spending review, ensuring a sustainable basis for local authorities to discharge their functions.
Rishi Sunak: The Government 's expectations for the minimum threshold for the pooling assets under the local government pension scheme, and a summary of the evidence taken into account when setting that threshold, are set out in the 'Local Government Pension Scheme: Investment reform criteria and guidance' (November 2015).
Rishi Sunak: The pay and benefits of directors of the pool operating companies established to manage local government pension scheme assets are a matter for the participating funds as shareholders. However the Government expects that publicly-owned pool operating companies will provide full disclosure of directors’ remuneration in their annual reports.
Rishi Sunak: Like the hon. Gentleman, this Government have high ambitions for looked-after children and care leavers. The forthcoming corporate parenting provisions in the Children and Social Work Act 2017 will ensure high-quality care and support for these vulnerable young people.
Rishi Sunak: Our fair and sustainable financial settlement gives local authorities the ability to protect important local services. It marks the third of a four-year deal, providing funding certainty to local government and a real-terms increase in available resources to the sector.
Rishi Sunak: Gateshead will receive a 1.5% real-terms increase in core spending power this year and, thanks to the steps taken in the spring Budget by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor, an additional £40 million to fund adult social care in the forthcoming financial year.
Rishi Sunak: I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 1.
Rishi Sunak: As set out at the Spending Review 2015 the social care precept gives local authorities who are responsible for social care the ability to raise new funding to spend exclusively on adult social care.
Rishi Sunak: Prior to the provisional settlement, my department held a technical consultation in September 2017 on the planned approach to the 2018-19 local government finance settlement. We received a total of 330 representations of which none were from business groups in the London Borough of Enfield.
Rishi Sunak: Prior to the provisional settlement, my Department held a technical consultation in September 2017 on the planned approach to the 2018-19 local government finance settlement. We received a total of 330 representations of which none were from Cornish business groups.
Rishi Sunak: Information on financial reserves by all local authorities in England are published each year on the Department's website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-authority-re venue-expenditure-and-financing
Rishi Sunak: The Department does not hold this information. Policy responsibility for Personal Care Budgets lies with the Department of Health and Social Care.
Rishi Sunak: The Department has not currently received any representations from South Tyneside Council about devolving local health services.
Rishi Sunak: The Department does not hold this information.