27 February 2015
Cllr Gary Porter, Vice-Chairman of the LGA responds to the Government announcement that the health and social care budget for Greater Manchester is to be taken over by regional councils under devolved NHS powers.
28 February 2015
England's national football team faces decades more in the international wilderness unless a bigger slice of booming TV profits is invested back in the grassroots game, councils warn.
26 February 2015
The Mayor of London will have full control over London's share of EU billions while local leaders in other English cities and counties are left behind following a devolution U-turn by the Government, council leaders warn today.
26 February 2015
Read the LGA's response to the PAC report on planning for the Better Care Fund.
21 February 2015
Metal thefts have fallen by a third in the past year, as councils lead efforts to combat unscrupulous thieves targeting churches, desecrating war memorials and causing disruption by stealing electric cables and metal from railway lines.
20 February 2015
Councils work around-the-clock with emergency services, government agencies and the voluntary and community sector to cope with extreme weather.
In May 2015 the country will have a new government which will determine the future of our nation. Here we set out our campaign priorities for what the new government must do to secure a bright future for the nation.
- Children and young people
- Community safety
- Culture, tourism and sport
- Economy and transport
- Environment, planning and housing
- European and International
- Finance and localism
- Health, Adult social care and ageing
Too many youngsters are being failed by a national ‘bums on seats' approach to post-16 education, warns the LGA.
More than a million unemployed people are falling through cracks in national work schemes that are failing to reach some of the most vulnerable jobseekers, councils warn today.
The true quality of activity to tackle child abuse and neglect across the country could be being obscured because of Ofsted's blinkered approach to inspecting children's services, local government leaders are warning today.
Protecting children is one of the most important things councils do. This resource brings together, in one place, resources to help councils raise awareness of this issue within their own organisation, with their local partners and their communities.
The £12 billion cost of creating places for the 900,000 extra pupils expected at England's schools over the next decade could push schools to breaking point, council leaders are warning.
The Home Secretary Theresa May and Justice Secretary Chris Grayling have announced an extra £7 million funding to help victims of sexual violence. The funding will run to the end of the 2015/16 financial year.
The loopholes which exempt some schools from having to serve up healthy and nutritious food must be closed, say council leaders.
NHS England has published initial contracting guidance for 2015/16 contracts for public health services for 0 to five-year-olds as part of the ongoing work to transfer responsibilities to local government next year.
Female Genital mutilation is a serious form of child abuse and violence against women and girls. Councils have a key statutory role to play in safeguarding children and protecting the health and wellbeing of all women and girls.
The LGA report, 'Our ambition for children and young people' aims to support a radical rewiring of local public services. It sets out four high level ambitions and groups 'core measures' underneath them.
The LGA is the national voice of local government. We work with councils to support, promote and improve local government.
Our key priorities are:
- Funding for local government
- Economic growth, jobs and housing
- Public service reform
About the LGA – for more details on our organisation.