30 October 2014
Read Cllr Peter Box, the LGA's Environment Spokesman, on Defra's latest report on fly-tipping in England.
29 October 2014
An urgent review of the ‘skills crisis' facing social work is needed to help recruit the quality social workers that 1.3 million vulnerable young people need to get into work as soon as possible.
28 October 2014
The number of 16 to 24-year-olds out of work for more than two years has quadrupled in the past decade, with councils today unveiling radical proposals to rescue vulnerable youngsters.
27 October 2014
Services for elderly and disabled residents are in danger of spiraling into crisis after new council analysis reveals a £4.3 billion funding 'black hole' by the end of this decade.
23 October 2014
Headteachers should be allowed to follow a ‘common sense' approach to allowing parents to take children out of school during term-time.
23 October 2014
The LGA has released a statement in response to NHS England setting out its five-year plan in a document entitled, 'Forward View'.
22 October 2014
"... the benefits of devolving powers to local areas in England are simply too big to ignore, " says LGA Chair, Councillor David Sparks, as he responds to the publication of the RSA's Cities Growth Commission report. Read the LGA's full media release for more detail.
21 October 2014
With winter soon upon us, find out how cold weather could affect you, and those around you. Public Health England, with the LGA and NHS England, has published this year's cold weather plan.
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.
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.