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14 May 2013
Read the comments of LGA Chairman Sir Merrick Cockell as he responds to the announcement from the Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb on health and social care. Also access the LGA's co-produced 'Integrated Care and Support: our shared commitment' – a framework document on integration.
09 May 2013
Millions of people are living in areas where their council will have to close children's centres, libraries, museums and sports centres, as well as slash pothole fixing budgets, increase bus fares and switch off streetlights between midnight and dawn, if significant new cuts to local government funding are made in the 2015/16 public spending round.
08 May 2013
LGA responds to proposals to update consumer protection laws with a new Bill of Rights, which would allow trading standards officers to seek compensation on behalf of consumers through the courts but remove their power to enter premises unannounced.
08 May 2013
Read Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the Local Government Association's comments in full in today's LGA response to the draft Local Audit and Accountability Bill announced in the Queen's Speech.
30 April 2013
Responding to the report ,Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of theLGAs Children and Young People Board, said: "The Care Inquiry has recognised that local decision making, based on the needs of individual children, young people and families, should be key to improving the system."