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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Children and young people  

Devolved funding will best help NEETs

30 January 2015
Thousands of teenagers are dropping out of school or college or failing to achieve a passing grade at a cost of more than £800 million to the public purse each year.

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Health  

Pioneers of integrated care

29 January 2015
This week 11 local authorities joined the first group of 14 who become Integrated Care Pioneers in 2013. The first report of their work shows how they are developing innovative ways to join up health and social care around people's needs.

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Latest news  

Solid gains for Bill

29 January 2015
The Infrastructure Bill was first introduced in the House of Lords in June 2014, and now after seven months, and 10 parliamentary stages, it is about to complete its passage through both Houses of Parliament.