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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Culture  

Digital WW1 memorial

13 October 2014
The LGA is working with the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and the Imperial War Museum to mark the centenary of World War One by holding commemorative events during the next four years.

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Workforce  

Universal benefit

9 October 2014
Pilot schemes have proved that councils are best placed for ensuring that Universal Credit shapes skills and growth for the benefit of individuals and communities.

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Sport  

Counting the value of sport

9 October 2014
There are many things that benefit local economies but sport is often an area that gets forgotten. To rectify this and demonstrate the importance of sport to the economy, Sport England has developed a new modelling tool that will help local authorities.