26 June 2015
Latest news and updates from local government's most important event - the LGA annual conference, on now until Thursday in Harrogate.
2 July 2015
Read Cllr Gary Porter, LGA Chairman, commenting in advance of Communities Secretary Greg Clark's speech to the LGA 2015 conference.
1 July 2015
Looking ahead to the Government's Spending Review, read our vital report on financing local government and protecting the hundreds of services that councils provide.
1 July 2015
Read Cllr David Simmonds CBE, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, on the opportunities presented by the government's Education and Adoption Bill.
30 June 2015
A new digital tool developed by the LGA is set to open up a wealth of data that will allow local organisations to gain a better understanding of their communities.
- 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
Two in five council areas could still have more primary pupils ready to start school than places for them by September 2016, council leaders warn.
Predatory men suspected of grooming children for sex could be stopped immediately if a new type of banning order was introduced by the new government, local government leaders say.
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.
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.