firstonline is the online version of the LGA's membership magazine first. It carries some stories up to two days before they are published in the magazine, and has a new blogs section featuring opinion and comment from across local government. Other improvements are planned to firstonline, so watch this space – and let us know what content you would find useful by emailing first@local.gov.uk


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Adult social care  

Social worker recruitment

4 December 2014
Central Bedfordshire's social work academy is one example of how local authorities are training and recruiting good staff.

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Local taxes and road maintenance

4 December 2014
Local authorities need devolved fiscal powers to repair and maintain their roads to replace the inefficient ad hoc hand-outs from central government .