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Localism  

Devolution: the key election issue for young voters

16 April 2015
A promise that the new government will devolve powers from MPs to local areas could make all the difference in the upcoming General Election, says LGA Chair, Cllr David Sparks.

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Finance  

Future Funding Early Day Motion

16 April 2015
The LGA launched its latest campaign on local government finance at the end of March, coinciding with the delivery of the 2015 Budget. Entitled "Future Funding", it is our call for the next government to introduce a fairer funding system for local government.

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Firstonline  

Careers site helps recruit the best

16 April 2015
The LGA has signed up to Plotr – a Government-supported, employer-led careers website – in order to help councils recruit the best young people.