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, which starts on 30 March and runs until the elections on 7 May 2015
24 March 2015
More than half of what people pay in council tax will soon be spent on caring for vulnerable children and adults, creating a huge squeeze on councils' ability to fix roads, clean streets and keep libraries open.
26 March 2015
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.
23 March 2015
Councils have already see cuts of nearly 40 per cent since 2010 and are facing a £12.4 billion funding gap by the end of the decade. Find out more about our Future Funding campaign and the LGA's call for fairer funding for local government.
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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.