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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
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."
Social Mobility - House of Commons, 22 May 2019
Local government works across a broad range of services that are important to social mobility. These include education, welfare, housing, family services and public health to name just a few. Councils are therefore uniquely placed to proactively contribute to improving social mobility of its residents.
Debate on increasing the social value of public procurement - House of Lords, 23 May 2019
Effective procurement has never been more important for local government.
LGA response to the Resources and Waste consultations
LGA responds to public accounts committee apprenticeship report
Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA's People and Places Board, responds to the Public Accounts Committee’s report on apprenticeships.
LGA responds to transport committee report on bus services
Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the LGA responds to a Transport Select Committee report on bus services in England outside London.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.