Chewing gum manufacturers urged by councils to pay for clear-up of gum-spattered streets

22 November 2014

Chewing gum manufacturers must help pay for the multi-million pound cost of removing discarded gum from streets say councils, who warn the problem is becoming "a plague on the country's pavements".

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Community safety

Government cash boost for National Operational Guidance Programme

21 November 2014

The Department for Communities and Local Government has backed the bid for funding for the National Operational Guidance Programme by contributing £1 million for 2015/16.

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Community safety

Councils respond to Women's Aid annual survey on domestic violence services

20 November 2014

Cllr Joanna Spicer, Vice Chair of the LGA's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said: "There is no place in society for domestic abuse and it is important that victims have access to all the help they need".

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Finance

Response to NAO report on the financial sustainability of councils

19 November 2014

Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the Local Government Association's Resources Board, responds to the NAO report on the financial sustainability of local authorities.

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Children and young people

LGA response to Ofsted report on child sexual exploitation

19 November 2014

Read Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responding to Ofsted's report ‘The sexual exploitation of children: It could happen here, couldn't it?',

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Community safety

Safety messages should be displayed on e-cigarette chargers after surge in blazes, say fire authorities

15 November 2014

Graphic safety messages should be displayed on all e-cigarette chargers say fire authorities, after shock new statistics show a surge in fires connected to the devices.

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Workforce

Employers and unions reach agreement on local government pay offer

14 November 2014

An agreement has been reached between local government employers and trade unions on a pay increase for council workers.

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Health

LGA responds to National Audit Office report on Better Care Fund

11 November 2014

Read Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, on the NAO report into the Better care Fund.

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Economy

Overhaul business rates to help small firms and save high streets

11 November 2014

Popular independent traders, family firms and businesses which use local suppliers could pay less in business rates under reforms proposed by councils which could help save England's high streets.

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Culture

Millions of veterans need access to vital council support

8 November 2014

Millions of veterans will miss out on priority housing, school places for their children, jobs and health support unless councils are given the ability to better identify those in need of help.