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Schools staying with their council more likely to remain good/outstanding
Councillors' Guide 2019/20
LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019
Beware fake goods at bank holiday markets, warn councils
Some of the hidden dangers of counterfeit goods include fake perfume that can often burn skin or leave a nasty rash and may contain lead; fake sunglasses which can offer no UVA protection; electrical goods which are a fire risk; flammable children's clothes, and unsafe children's toys with unsuitable small parts that can fall off and pose a choking hazard.
LGA responds to Government extension to permitted development rules
“Permitted development rules are taking away the ability of local communities to shape the area they live in, ensure homes are built to high standards with the necessary infrastructure in place and have resulted in the potential loss of thousands of desperately-needed affordable homes."
LGA responds to new MHCLG homelessness stats
"The increasing use of temporary accommodation is not only financially unsustainable for councils but is hugely disruptive for those families placed in such accommodation."
Developing an award-winning campaign - 22 May 2019
“These findings clearly show that staying under council control delivers better results for a school than those which convert to an academy."
LGA responds to Office of National Statistics figures on young people not in education, employment or training
"Between 2010 and 2020, councils have lost 60p out of every £1 they received from the Government to provide services."
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