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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
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.
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."
Response to the Government's plan to bring forward social housing green paper
LGA is keen to work with government to ensure that the green paper accelerates the actual building of new homes communities can afford, says Housing spokesman Cllr Martin Tett.
LGA responds to the creation of action group as part of inquiry into future of public parks
"Councils understand how important parks are to residents as community assets, and are using them to promote health and fitness, local heritage, public art, festivals and wildlife walks
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