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Economy

LGA responds to IPPR apprenticeships research

24 May 2015

Local government is right behind government's ambition to create 3 million apprenticeships and this research underlines the importance of enabling councils to engage local businesses to make that ambition a reality.

Councils call for Queen's speech to include outright ban on legal highs

23 May 2015

An outright ban on legal highs should be included in the next Queen's Speech to avert the growing number of deaths and increasing harm linked to psychoactive substances, councils leaders said today.

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Localism

LGA sets out alternative proposals to Cities Devolution Bill

21 May 2015

The Local Government Association (LGA) white paper on devolution includes a warning to the new government that the principle of cuts without reform could stifle growth and development and challenge the sustainability of vital local services.

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Government urged to ensure devolution benefits all corners of England

14 May 2015

Read Cllr David Sparks, Chair of the LGA, on the proposed devolution of transport, housing and policing powers.

Conservatives become largest party of the LGA

12 May 2015

Cllr David Sparks, Chair of the Local Government Association, said the LGA would continue to be a united voice for councils and press the new government on the big issues and challenges that lie ahead.

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LGA statement on the appointment of Greg Clark as Communities Secretary

12 May 2015

Read Cllr David Sparks, Chair of the Local Government Association, commenting on the appointment of Greg Clark as Communities Secretary.

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Finance

Councils' shared services savings reach almost £500 million

11 May 2015

Almost £500 million of taxpayers' money has been saved by councils sharing services, new research has revealed.

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Culture

Councils lead VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations

8 May 2015

Councils from Stockport to Sussex are taking part in celebrations of the liberation of Europe at the end of World War II, with each organising their own festivities across the weekend of 9-10 May as well as observing a national two minutes silence.

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New web resource provides digital hub for councils

28 April 2015

Council communication teams can learn about the cutting-edge digital work going on across local government thanks to a newly-launched online resource.

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Localism

UK council leaders unite in devolution call

28 April 2015

In a joint statement issued ahead of the General Election, the local government associations of the four countries of the United Kingdom call on politicians to grasp "the opportunity to revive our local democratic systems".