18 December 2014
Today's Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement confirms that councils will continue to face significant spending cuts and huge financial challenges.
18 December 2014
LGA Chair Cllr David Sparks responds to today's Local Government Finance Settlement.
12 December 2014
Households are being urged to show extra vigilance and ensure vulnerable friends, neighbours and relatives are safe as the big freeze bites.
15 December 2014
Plans for the UK's first municipal bonds agency have been given the green light to enter launch phase.
10 December 2014
Councillor David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, comments on Ofsted's annual report 2014, published on 10 December.
19 December 2014
Councils work around-the-clock with emergency services, government agencies and the voluntary and community sector to cope with extreme weather.
- 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
A new national careers advice company has just been announced by the Government. David Sparks, Chair of the Local Government Association and a careers advisor for 30 years, responds.
The DfE is inviting interested individuals and organisations to help them work out ways in which we can distribute special educational needs and disability (SEND) funding more fairly.
The Government has announced that integrated health and early years reviews for two to two-and-a-half-year-olds will be rolled out next year.
The LGA is hosting a follow-up workshop with ISOS Partnership and the Department for Education to report on the findings and hear updates from councils involved in our good practice projects.
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.
LGA Chairman Cllr David Sparks launched 'Youth Transitions, helping every young person reach their full potential' at this year's NCAS Conference.
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 produced a range of resources to help councils tackle child sexual exploitation in their area.
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
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