July 2014

The council role in special education

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22 July 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014 brings in the biggest reform of the legal system for special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities for 30 years.

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Transforming public services, using technology and digital tools and approaches

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15 July 2014

The LGA commissioned research to capture examples of where councils have used technology and digital tools and approaches to deliver services that are better targeted and more efficient.

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Our ambition for children and young people

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9 July 2014

As part of our ‘rewiring campaign', the key principle underpinning our proposals for children was that services need to be built and integrated around the needs of children and their families, not around buildings, institutions and wasteful bureaucracy. Since then we have consulted widely with children and young people and with partners in the public and voluntary sectors, and have now set out a clear set of shared ambitions for children that we would seek to deliver in the context of ‘rewired' public services.

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Investing in our nation's future: the first 100 days of the next government

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8 July 2014

In May 2015 the nation will have a new government which will determine the course the country takes, not just until the end of the decade, but for future generations. In this document we set out what the new government will need to do – in its first 100 days – to secure a bright future for the people of this country.

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Tackling Tuberculosis – Local government's public health role

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4 July 2014

These FAQs on tuberculosis (TB) have been produced by the Local Government Association (LGA) and Public Health England (PHE) to address questions that councillors and officers in local government may have on TB and its burden in the UK.

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AnyCouncil and AnyHouseholds

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2 July 2014

In light of the updated ‘Future funding outlook' report, this latest update of the LGA's AnyCouncil analysis shows the most up-to-date forecast of pressures that councils face in the foreseeable future. We have also extended the analysis to consider local public services through the lens of the services that are most used and most valued by three typical households, which we have called AnyHouseholds.

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Future funding outlook 2014

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2 July 2014

Councils are shouldering the biggest spending cuts of any part of the public sector and the Office of Budget Responsibility predicts that the next spending review period will see more of the same.

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The Health and Wellbeing System Improvement Programme June 2014

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1 July 2014

For the 2014/15 sector-led support offer we have taken every opportunity to seek the input of Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) and their partners to shape the programme. Through this feedback and the independent evaluation of the programme, we have adopted a more simplified and coordinated approach.

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May 2014

Census of Local Authority Councillors 2013

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23 May 2014

The report of the seventh census of local authority councillors in England has been published. The census provides the most comprehensive 'snapshot' of local government representation and analyses of trends over time.

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Councillors' guide: A guide for new councillors 2014/15

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22 May 2014

This guide, produced by the Local Government Association (LGA), is designed to provide you with the key information that as a new councillor you need to know. It explores some of the main issues and challenges facing local government today and includes useful hints and tips from experienced councillors.

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