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Building social housing over 20 years could have saved renters £1.8 billion
Response to LGIU/MJ local government finance survey
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Serious Violence, House of Commons, 18 February 2019
We need to help pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) at any earlier point, to ensure they are fully supported in school and not left vulnerable to criminal exploitation. This includes significant and sustainable funding to manage the rising demand in support from pupils with SEND.
Costs and benefits of free childcare, House of Commons, 19 February 2019
As providers seek to offer children spaces within the current funding constraints, there is a risk to provision for disadvantaged two-year-old children and those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), for whom provision is more expensive.
Data Protection (Charges and Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2019, House of Lords, 18 February 2019
We welcome the decision to provide an exemption for elected representatives. We do however remain concerned by the increase in the charges councils are having to pay to the ICO as data controllers.
The loss of social housing has led to more and more individuals and families finding themselves pushed into an often more expensive and less secure private rented sector. As a result, the housing benefit bill paid to private landlords has more than doubled since the early 2000s.
Councillor workbook: engaging with young people
This workbook has been designed as a learning aid for councillors to assist them with the effective engagement of young people and the organisations representing them within their ward.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.