Havering Council have launched their budget consultation asking residents to share their views on some of the savings proposals that would impact them.

The council currently have a budget gap of £4.26m in 2018/19, in which they say is due to the reduction in government grant funding, along with the increase and demand for housing, as well as the significant increase in the number of adults and children who require council services.

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has recently thrown his support behind a new campaign, which seeks to support people in debt crisis that suffer from mental health issues. The campaign has been launched by the Money and mental Health Policy Institute, and has brought cross-party support, as well as the backing of a number of charities such as Mind, Rethink and StepChange.