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LGA responds to General Election result
LGA responds to High Court business rates ruling
Civility in Public Life - London, 16 December 2019
LGA response to consultation on sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats
We have followed the consultation in referring to sprinklers. However guidance and standards need to allow for the development of other automatic fire suppression system technologies.
LGA responds to General Election result
“Councils look forward to working with the new government to help deliver on the key issues and opportunities which lie ahead and on our shared ambitions for our communities."
Chief executives' 'must know' for children's services
This publication has been shaped by chief executives who are either former directors of children’s services or for other reasons have been closely associated with leading improvement journeys in council children’s services.
Towards the routine commissioning of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
Local government has played a key role in helping reduce the number of new diagnoses of HIV – and the roll-out of PrEP in 2020 could help us reduce infection further.
Council Housing Development Programme - Derbyshire Dales District Council
Altair provided strategic support to the council through the development of a business case for the council to help meet one of its key corporate objectives – to identify and deliver new affordable housing sites and improve housing for vulnerable people – through the direct delivery of new council homes on available council land and through pursuing section 106 opportunities.
Housing support services for the elderly - Newcastle City Council
The Housing LIN worked with Your Homes Newcastle to develop an evidence base in relation to the future requirements and expectations of older people for housing and support services.
Debate on the economy in light of the Spring Statement, House of Lords, 20 March 2019
Local authorities will face an overall funding gap of £3.1 billion in 2019/20, which we estimate will rise to £8 billion by 2024/25. The pressures are particularly acute in adult social care, children’s services and homelessness support.
Special Educational Needs and Disability support in schools - House of Commons, 20 March 2019
Councils are particularly concerned about the proposed changes to high needs funding which will reduce council and school flexibility to make additional funding available where there are rising demand pressures for SEND support.
LGA responds to Troubled Families Programme evaluation
Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, responds to the National Evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme.
The key enablers to establish an effective partnership-based early help offer
Developing an effective local early help offer for children and families - 19 March 2019
Gambling related harm, House of Commons, 18 March 2019
The LGA has called for the Government to introduce a mandatory levy on the gambling industry to fund research, education and treatment. This view is supported by other organisations, including GambleAware, the charity responsible for minimising gambling-related harm.
The effect of leaving the European Union on the UK's health and social care sector, House of Commons, 19 March 2019
As the UK leaves the European Union, it is important that any future relationship with the EU explicitly meets the needs of the UK health and care sector.
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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.