30 March 2015
Councils are setting out how the next government should devolve at least £15 billion worth of employment and skills funding and powers to local areas.
26 March 2015
Read Councillor Ian Stephens, Chair of the Local Government Association's Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, on the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) Committee report on tourism.
29 March 2015
Three-quarters of MPs agree that adult social care funding from government should be protected in a similar way to the NHS for the next five years, a poll published today shows.
27 March 2015
Read the latest report by the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion in collaboration with the LGA. 'Realising talent for everyone' looks at the national employment, skills and welfare system and proposes a solution.
11 March 2015
This guide provides advice and guidance on the publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election period, from now until the elections on 7 May 2015
- 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.