21 November 2014
LGA responds to government consultation on future of local welfare funding and has sent a joint letter with a group of charities to ministers raising the issue.
19 November 2014
Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the Local Government Association's Resources Board, responds to the NAO report on the financial sustainability of local authorities.
19 November 2014
Read Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responding to Ofsted's report ‘The sexual exploitation of children: It could happen here, couldn't it?',
15 November 2014
Graphic safety messages should be displayed on all e-cigarette chargers say fire authorities, after shock new statistics show a surge in fires connected to the devices.
13 November 2014
This report illustrates the economic potential of non-metropolitan areas and sets out messages for central and local government.
13 October 2014
This new LGA resource on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) aims to help councils raise awareness of FGM within their own organisation, with their local partners and 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
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.
A series of leaks, combined with dramatic U-turns on inspection judgments, have brought into question Ofsted's objectivity and reliability, the Local Government Association (LGA) says.
The number of 16 to 24-year-olds out of work for more than two years has quadrupled in the past decade, with councils today unveiling radical proposals to rescue vulnerable youngsters.
Headteachers should be allowed to follow a ‘common sense' approach to allowing parents to take children out of school during term-time.
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 commissioned NfER to analyse the 2013 GCSE results for academies and maintained schools.
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 liaising with the Association of Chief Trading Standards Offices (ACTSO) regarding the avian flu case confirmed at a duck farm in Yorkshire. ACTSO is supporting the operational response and ensuring information is shared with relevant council leads.
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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