24 April 2014
Responding to Unison's announcement that its members have rejected this year's local government pay offer, a LGA spokesman said: "In an unprecedentedly tough financial climate, councils are committing to ensuring that employees receive a pay rise and that the lowest paid receive the biggest increase."
24 April 2014
A programme designed to help councils save millions in running costs and create thousands of new homes and jobs through better use of assets has opened to new applicants.
14 April 2014
Read Councillor Peter Box, Chair of the LGA's Economy and Transport Board, as he responds to Big Brother Watch's CCTV parking report.
10 April 2014
Thousands of people living with dementia are being helped to lead more independent lives, thanks to an initiative being supported by the Chairman of the Local Government Association.
10 April 2014
Road safety campaigners, schools, disability and pedestrian charities and transport groups have joined councils in warning against plans to ban CCTV parking cameras.
1 April 2014
The recently published revised business case for the Municipal Bonds Agency makes a compelling case. Councils can now make it a reality by investing in the Agency's establishment and by coming forward to be an early borrower.
National map of shared services updated
27 March 2014
The LGA Productivity team has launched an updated shared services map showing that at least 337 councils across the country are engaged in 383 shared service arrangements resulting in £357 million of efficiency savings.
13 March 2014
In the June Spending Round, the Government committed to negotiating Growth Deals with all 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships. Councils across the country expect to be involved in these negotiations so we invited some of the Leaders involved in the wave 1 and 2 City Deals to share their observations and advice with those now entering the process.
- 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
Read the comments of Councillor David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, as he responds to the Budget announcement on Troubled Families.
Read Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, response to today's Budget announcement on youth apprenticeships.
A debate has been raging for many years about the role that councils should play in education. What is not in dispute is the unique responsibility that councils have in making sure there are enough school places available to local children and young people.
The Government has launched its consultation on a new child poverty strategy at the end of February, to which LGA officers are drafting a response.
The true scale of youth underemployment is hidden because Government headline figures ignore young people who are working part-time or are over-qualified for their current job.
The LGA welcomes comments on the proposals in this paper from our member councils and from our partners in the voluntary and private sectors. In parallel, we will also seek the views of children and young people, working with the British Youth Council.
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 prosperity
- Public service reform
About the LGA – for more details on our organisation.