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LGA Media Releases
31 August 2015
A few examples of unusual enquiries received by council customer call centres in the last year...
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.
17 August 2015
A growing construction skills shortage threatens the Government's pledge to build 275,000 affordable homes by 2020, councils are warning today.
15 August 2015
Parents are being warned to be vigilant for children and teenagers visiting rogue tattooists and buying kits over the internet as part of a celebrity-fueled craze for 'inking'.
14 August 2015
Now we have reached the landmark first 100 days of government, Cllr Gary Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, releases the following statement.