In this article , Lord Porter sets some scenarios if Teresa May wins the election on June 8th. This could all play out in different ways but blocking LGR and not sorting out social care in a sensible and long term way strike me as major risks. Housing is another one where the current dancing around the edges won't get things done - I can guarantee that relying solely on the private sector to fund and build the homes we need won't work . Homelessness spend is up 15% in one year- much more in some places. All of the above will ultimately be governed by the looming spectre of BREXIT- . Housing and social care are major, complex and long term issues . Does BREXT allow the bandwith to tackle them effectively? time will tell.
The reorganisation of local government in two-tier areas will depend on Theresa May winning a sizeable majority in June’s general election, Local Government Association chair Lord Porter (Con) has predicted.Speaking to LGC last week, Lord Porter also said there was “no guarantee” business rates reforms will continue under another Conservative government, but predicted further housing and planning legislation reflecting a “more egalitarian” approach than under David Cameron and George Osborne’s leadership. Lord Porter also said he would be “extremely surprised” if addressing the social care crisis did not feature prominently in his party’s manifesto. Proposals for local government reorganisation in Buckinghamshire and Dorset are currently with communities secretary Sajid Javid with decisions pending. Speaking to LGC, Lord Porter said whether plans for reorganisation are approved or not would depend on how big a majority the next government has