26 February 2015
The Mayor of London will have full control over London's share of EU billions while local leaders in other English cities and counties are left behind following a devolution U-turn by the Government, council leaders warn today.
26 February 2015
Read the LGA's response to the PAC report on planning for the Better Care Fund.
21 February 2015
Metal thefts have fallen by a third in the past year, as councils lead efforts to combat unscrupulous thieves targeting churches, desecrating war memorials and causing disruption by stealing electric cables and metal from railway lines.
19 February 2015
Responding to CBI Director General John Cridland's comments about concerns over rushed devolution, the LGA has released the following statement.
18 February 2015
LGA Chair Cllr David Sparks responds to the independent Commission on Local Government Finance's final report ‘Financing English Devolution',
16 February 2015
Social care funding must be protected in the same way that it is for the NHS in the next Budget or another crisis such as the one seen this winter will be unavoidable, local government leaders are warning today.
13 February 2015
Responding to today's announcement of £1.6 billion for the creation of school places needed by September 2018, a LGA spokesman said: "Mums and dads rightly expect their children to be able to get a school place and this money will provide more certainty to councils as they plan the creation of school places."
12 February 2015
Local Government Association's (LGA) newly launched local government construction procurement strategy sets the framework for improving public procurement for small and micro firms, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
11 February 2015
Key report published today says it is vital the next government makes it a priority to use existing money better to tackle smoking.
9 February 2015
Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, said: "Mums and dads expect their children to be taught in buildings in a good state of repair, but too many of our classrooms are crumbling and do not measure up."