South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Weekly Policy Briefing (28 April)

Weekly Policy Briefing Highlights:

  • A recent report by the Institute for Government and Bennett Institute for Public Policy highlights the complex and incoherent nature of governance in England, revealing the 25 different geographies spanning different public services and civic boundaries, arguing that they cause confusion, uncertainty and a lack of accountability.
  • Research from the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities (SIGOMA) has found that on average the most deprived councils in England have received a real terms 28.3% cut to their spending power in the last 13 years while the richest 10 have received only 10.1% reduction.
  • Figures from the Office for National Statistics highlight that the sickness absence rate (the percentage of working hours lost because of sickness or injury) rose to 2.6% in 2022, an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 2021 and the highest it has been since 2004, when it was 2.7%.

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