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LGA Media Releases
Gordon Brown confirms he will give evidence at the Devolution All-Party Parliamentary group next week
2 September 2015
Former Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, has agreed to give evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution in the UK next week.
1 September 2015
Councils will face almost £10 billion of cost pressures by 2020, comprehensive new Local Government Association analysis ahead of the Spending Review reveals today.
31 August 2015
A few examples of unusual enquiries received by council customer call centres in the last year...
28 August 2015
Any decision to postpone the opening of a new free school must be made before national offer day to ensure families aren't left disappointed and so valuable school places are freed up for other children, council leaders say.
27 August 2015
Cllr Gary Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, says the recognition is a testament to the hard work of colleagues in local government who dedicate their lives to making communities better places to live.
27 August 2015
Responding to the Money Advice Trust's report on council use of bailiffs, Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the Local Government Association's Resources Board, says reduced government funding for council tax support has left councils needing to find £1 billion by 2016 to protect discounts for those on low incomes.
Firefighters tackle dementia, cot deaths and childhood obesity as local authorities embrace public health responsibilities
26 August 2015
Firefighters across England are now supporting vulnerable people with issues relating to dementia, mental health, domestic abuse, social isolation, childhood obesity and youth unemployment.
22 August 2015
The theft of Blue Badges has more than doubled in the past 12 months, councils reveal today.
21 August 2015
Read Cllr Peter Box Chair of the LGA's Economy and Transport Board, on the issue of unpaid parking fines incurred by foreign drivers.
19 August 2015
Cllr Ian Stephens, Chairman of the LGA's Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to the announcement today by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, about plans to enrol every eight-year-old child in their local library.