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Councils remain in the dark over vital youth offending cash
An open letter on the Apprenticeship Levy
Councillors' Guide 2019/20
Rogue used tyre sellers putting lives at risk, warn councils
Latest government figures show there were 17 people killed and 719 road casualties – nearly two a day – in reported accidents in the UK in 2017 where illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres were a contributory factor.
Intimidation in public life, House of Commons, 21 May 2019
Harassment, threats and intimidation of local elected representatives are completely unacceptable, and must be dealt with robustly at all levels. This includes the Government, by councils, private sector; by the police and, where relevant, by the social media companies which provide platforms for specific forms of abuse.
Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill 2017-19, May 2019
Lead Local Flood Authorities have a statutory role in local flood risk management. They should therefore be responsible for deciding how any additional local funds are spent in line with their local flood risk management strategies. Any new burdens arising from this work would need to be fully funded.
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on children deprived of their liberty
"Every child in a secure placement will receive significant support from their council to make sure that they are safe, that their needs are being met and to ensure that they are only in that placement for as long as is necessary and appropriate."
Improving children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing
Findings from the LGA’s peer learning programme.
Firefighters and Police Local Pension Boards Governance Conference - 15 May 2019
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