2 July 2015
LG Develop works with a consortium of councils that collectively are able to access institutional or other corporate finance to build new homes, allowing councils to spread costs and risks, and to access finance in larger tranches, thus saving borrowing costs.
30 June 2015
A strong partnership with local government will support the Government in tackling the significant challenge of reducing the national deficit over the period of this Parliament, while at the same time ensuring the quality front line services that the public want and need.
30 June 2015
The LGA and NHS Clinical Commissioners have launched their ambitious call to action and a set of proposals to local system leaders and the Government to strengthen the impact and leadership of health and wellbeing boards across the country.
29 June 2015
Note for adult safeguarding boards on the Mental Health Crisis Concordat
26 June 2015
This is an interim update of our 2014 analysis. It sets out the financial challenge faced by councils that the government needs to consider when making decisions in the July Budget and the autumn Spending Review.
Ageing: the silver lining: The opportunities and challenges of an ageing society for local government
25 June 2015
This report by the LGA Task and Finish Group on Ageing sets out the increasing contribution to society and the economy older people can make through empowered local government and challenges the commonly-held belief that an ageing population is a burden.
25 June 2015
The 2005 Gambling Act was a pivotal point in gambling regulation in the UK. By liberalising previous gambling legislation, it established gambling as a mainstream leisure and social activity.
24 June 2015
In winter 2014, the LGA commissioned EY to support the development of a description of better care and support for the future. This report consolidates the findings and conclusions as a result of significant engagement with the LGA, local leads and partner organisations. The views and ideas put forward were developed and approved with the LGA.
11 June 2015
Fire and rescue authorities (FRAs) have a key role to play in ensuring that their communities are safe through responding to emergencies and also through their extensive preventative work.
9 June 2015
These nine case studies showcase local government experience of commissioning sexual health services since taking over this responsibility in April 2013.