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Councils respond to IFG public spending performance trackers
LGA statement on Number 10 housing summit
Severe storms - guidance for councils
LGA responds to Confused.com research on potholes
"Councils are fixing 1.75 million potholes a year – one every 19 seconds, which breaks down to an average of more than 10,400 per local authority."
“We have long warned that inadequate funding for local government has a knock-on effect on other parts of the public sector, which are often left to pick up the pieces of councils being forced to scale back services.
LGA responds to Age UK delayed transfers of care figures
“Councils are doing all they can to try and help people live independently in their communities and reduce demand on hospitals."
Opposition Day Debate on the rollout of Universal Credit, House of Commons, Wednesday 18 October 2017
Councils have raised concerns about the design and implementation of Universal Credit (UC) Full Service to date, in particular the impact of the initial waiting period and delays in claimants receiving their first UC payment.
Debate on the future availability of resources for the provision of district council services in two-tier areas, House of Lords, Thursday 19 October 2017
By 2019/20, more than half of all English councils, including three quarters of district councils, will no longer receive the revenue support grant.
“We now hope to see positive action taken by the Government in the Autumn Budget to spark the genuine renaissance in council housebuilding we desperately need."
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