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LGA Autumn Budget submission 2017
Councils call for urgent action to improve safety in youth offending institutions
National funding formula for schools announcement – LGA response
Housing, health and an ageing population - innovations in local government - 21 September - London
In this submission we detail the unfunded cost pressures facing local government and why, with many local services facing significant funding gaps, it is vital that the Budget recognises that councils cannot continue without sufficient and sustainable resources.
Action is urgently needed to make sure children and young people detained in youth offending institutions and secure training centres are safe, council leaders say.
Energising procurement: National energy procurement category strategy
Energy is one of the largest controllable overheads in many council buildings. To insulate councils from wider energy price trends, and to benefit from the huge opportunities presented by new energy technologies and business models, councils must look to gain greater control over this spend.
Are you disability/flexibility confident? 20 September 2017 - London
LGA responds to social workers’ survey
“The findings of this survey are deeply concerning and lay bare the devastating consequences of a social care system that is broken and underfunded."
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