Saga comments on Local Government Association report

Monday 30 June 2014

Commenting on today's report from the Local Government Association that Local Authorities face a huge deficit, Paul Green, director of communications for Saga said:

Saga comments on Local Government Association report

"Pressure on local authorities is huge, and many face a black hole in funding as a result of instructions from central government to do more, whilst seeing their funding in real terms cut. As a society we need to place a greater value in caring for an older society - however the state cannot do it all.

“We need to see a combination of proper state funding alongside a recognition that individuals will need to save for their future, which includes care and not just a pension. Many also need to recognise that for many people, unlocking money tied up in their home will help provide them with a better life in their dotage."

 

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