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Community safety

Fire and rescue authorities to share £75 million fund

17 October 2014

Read the comments of Councillor Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the LGA's Fire Services Management Committee, as he responds to the DCLG announcement today that fire and rescue authorities will share a £75 million fund for 37 projects to help ensure better and more efficient front-line services for the public.

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Housing

Councils respond to Labour party's Lyons Housing Review

16 October 2014

Read the comments of Councillor Peter Box, Chair of the LGA's Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board, on the Lyons Review of housing.

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Community safety

Government scraps plans to relax taxi licensing rules

15 October 2014

Read the comments of Councillor Ann Lucas OBE, Chair of the LGA's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, on the Government's decision to scrap relaxation of taxi rules.

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Finance

Councils back DWP pledge to share offices

14 October 2014

Cllr David Sparks has responded to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announcement on the roll-out of Universal Credit to all local authorities and Jobcentres.

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Community safety

LGA responds to DCLG on Future Control Services Scheme

13 October 2014

Read the comments of Councillor Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the LGA's Fire Services Management Committee, as he responds to the Future Control Services Scheme update.

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Environment

New powers called for by councils to tackle fly-tippers

11 October 2014

New powers are being called for by councils to tackle fly-tippers who make residents' lives hell and cost taxpayers millions of pounds.

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Workforce

Pay proposals update

10 October 2014

Revised proposals for local government pay, as proposed to the LGA by the trade unions, will now be put to councils for consultation.

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Workforce

LGA response to cancellation of local government strike

10 October 2014

The Local Government Association says Unison, Unite and GMB's cancellation of next week's strike is the right decision.

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Planning

Charities and businesses evicted under Government planning rules

8 October 2014

A government plan which was intended to bring empty offices back into use has led to some existing business being served with eviction notices, town hall leaders have warned.

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Latest news

Councils urge Government to reconsider scrapping local welfare assistance fund

6 October 2014

Support for vulnerable people in crisis will either have to be scaled back or scrapped completely in almost three-quarters of council areas from next April when government stops funding for Local Welfare Assistance schemes.