In a submission to the Treasury’s autumn spending review this week, a group of infrastructure bodies, including ACEVO, set out a series of wide-ranging recommendations which include greater investment in communities through new funds, and a call to cancel the cut to Universal Credit.
A spending review is scheduled for 27 October to set out plans for spending for the next three years. The Autumn Budget is scheduled for the same day.
We have 5 key asks to ensure that charities and civil society organisations can best support communities.
- Reform the Levelling Up Fund and ensure spending on social infrastructure
- Establish a Community Wealth Fund using dormant assets
- Strengthen the long-term financial sustainability of local government
- Don’t cut universal credit
- Ensure the UK Shared Prosperity Fund can benefit people experiencing disadvantage, and be accessed by community led partnerships
We also support calls on the government to deliver the sixth carbon budget to tackle climate change, and to restore the UK overseas aid budget.