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LGA responds to latest Ukrainian homelessness statistics

“Councils are continuing to work hard to help new arrivals from Ukraine settle in the UK and to support those in their communities offering assistance to those fleeing the devastating conflict."

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New outcomes-based framework for improving and supporting local government digitalisation launched

The LGA, Socitm and Solace have today come together to launch a joint new outcomes-based framework for improving and supporting local government digitalisation programmes.

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7 in 10 councillors have experienced abuse and intimidation in the last year – LGA survey

Seven in 10 councillors reported experiencing abuse and intimidation within the last 12 months, with 1 in 10 experiencing abuse frequently, a new Local Government Association (LGA) Councillor Census reveals today.  

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Ukrainian unaccompanied children: Statement by the LGA

"We do have real concerns about the potential for children to come to stay with adults they don’t know or don’t know well, and we want to ensure there are effective checks in place given there will always be people who abuse these systems and who pose a significant threat to children travelling on their own."

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LGA: Give councils flexibility to offer virtual meeting options and open-up local democracy to all

We are urging the Government to finally address the future of remote and hybrid council meetings.

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LGA responds to cost of living announcement

“We are pleased the Chancellor has acted on calls by the LGA, councils and partners to increase and extend the Household Support Fund to the end of this financial year."

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LGA responds to National Audit Office report: Regulating after EU Exit

"The NAO’s report mirrors warnings the LGA has made during the pandemic and since about the lack of professional capacity to draw on in key professions such as environmental health and trading standards. "

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Free school meals: One million more school children could be fed if the sign-up process eased, councils urge

More than a million additional school children could receive free school meals and be entitled to extra support funding if the sign-up process for the scheme was simplified and extended to more families.

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LGA responds to government Homes for Ukraine scheme

The Government must continue to work closely with councils, the community and voluntary sector and other key local partners to co-design this sponsorship scheme so it can move at pace and scale."

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LGA responds to National Transfer Scheme announcement

"Councils will want to continue to work closely with government to ensure the rights and needs of children are at the heart of these new arrangements. These need to enable local partners to give children the help they need, including mental and physical health support and appropriate education."