5 October 2015
Extending the Right to Buy scheme to housing association tenants will cost £6 billion over the next four years as almost 100,000 households take up the offer, new analysis ahead of the Spending Review reveals today.
2 October 2015
Cllr Gary Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, welcomes today's announcement by George Osborne that greater powers will be devolved to the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.
3 October 2015
Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Asylum, Migration and Refugee Task Group, responds to the Government's commitment to fund its Syrian refugee resettlement scheme for longer than one year.
25 September 2015
This year #OurDay, the 24 hour tweetathon where people in local government highlight the many ways they serve their communities, is taking place on 18 November.
25 September 2015
Read the latest edition of 'first magazine online, featuring an interview with Tim Farron - the newly-appointed leader of the Liberal Democrat party.
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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.