Survey of MPs and Peers on behalf of the LGA on local government funding and powers.
- Three quarters of MPs (78%) agree that additional funding should go to councils’ social care budgets to tackle the funding crisis.
- The same proportion (78%) say that councils should have greater control over local public services in their areas, while 77% say that councils should have more financial powers and freedoms.
- More than four in five peers agree with each of the statements above.
Date Published: 07/03/2017
Categories: Finance | Policy Makers | Public Sector | Social | UK
Client: Local Government Association (LGA)
ComRes surveyed 152 MPs online and by paper self-completion questionnaire between 10th November and 19th December 2016. The total comprised 64 Conservative MPs, 65 Labour MPs, 11 SNP MPs and 12 MPs from other parties. Data were weighted to reflect the exact composition of the House of Commons in terms of party representation and regional constituency distribution.
ComRes also surveyed 100 Peers online and by paper self-completion questionnaire between 14th November and 15th December 2016. Data were weighted to reflect the exact composition of the House of Lords in terms of party representation.