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LGA responds to social care funding gap inquiry launched by MPs

"Our own analysis published ahead of this week’s Budget shows that adult social care services face a funding gap of almost £4 billion by 2025, just to cover basic inflationary and demographic pressures."


LGA: Fire and rescue services have a key role to play in responding to the climate change emergency

A new report for fire and rescue services to help them respond to the climate emergency at a local level has been published by the Local Government Association today.


LGA responds to Budget pothole funding

"Fixing our roads is a top priority for councils, who fix a pothole every 17 seconds."


Coronavirus: LGA on public health funding and potential impact on services

“Councils need adequate resources and funding certainty to not only cope with this immediate coronavirus crisis but to continue providing other vital public health services for the long term."


LGA responds to shared rural network announcement

“It is important our communities are not cut off from the digital age, and the £1 billion Shared Rural Network deal is good news for our communities, especially in rural areas."


LGA: Number of extra cars in past decade would cover entire British coastline

More than 3.6 million additional cars were licensed between 2009 and 2019 - an increase in overall licensed cars of 13 per cent.

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Local services face almost £6.5 billion funding gap by 2025: New LGA analysis

Having lost nearly £15 billion in central government funding in the last decade,


LGA responds to Centre for Cities report on transport investment

“To help do this, we would like to see the Government in next week’s Budget provide all councils with stable, devolved infrastructure and public transport budgets – ensuring a funding allocation in advance for five years, which would enable them to deliver infrastructure improvements that allow people to move around in less carbon intensive and more sustainable ways."


LGA responds to CIPFA council tax research

This increase will cost councils an extra £220 million this year - this is to cover increased contract costs to home care and residential care providers.


LGA responds to cross-party social care talks

“People of all ages should be able to live the lives they want to lead and we are pleased the Government is to begin these cross-party talks, which we have been calling for as part of our work on finding on a long-term, sustainable solution for adult social care."