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LGA responds to Ofsted Annual Report
LGA responds to latest Government Right to Buy sales stats
Local Government Finance Settlement 2018
“Ninety-one per cent of maintained schools are now rated as either outstanding or good, which is a great achievement that must now be acknowledged by central government. Councils must now be recognised as improvement partners, and be allowed to help all schools improve where necessary, including academies and free schools."
“Councils have lost out on enough homes to house the population of Oxford in the last five years, and we urgently need a model of Right to Buy that actually allows councils to build more homes, in order to increase the opportunities for families."
Making obesity everybody’s business: A whole systems approach to obesity
Obesity is considered to be one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Without action, the health of individuals will continue to suffer, health inequalities associated with obesity will remain and the economic and social costs will increase to unsustainable levels.
Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees) Regulations 2017, House of Commons, 13 December 2017
Councils are working hard to deliver the right kind of homes, and are currently approving nine out of ten planning permissions.
LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society analysis of stranded people in hospital
"Councils are doing all they can to get people out of hospital safely and quickly and delays attributable to social care are down 7.2 cent from July to September."
LGA responds to winter loneliness warning
“The impact of loneliness can be devastating, both physically and mentally, especially during the winter months."
LGA responds to Government care cap announcement
“Fundamental changes to the way we fund adult social care are needed if we are to deliver a long-term sustainable system that works for everyone in society"
LGA - Debate on the role of education - House of Lords - 8 December 2017
Councils play a strong role in providing good school places, with 91 percent of maintained schools rated as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, compared with 85 per cent of academies and 84 per cent of free schools.
A New Vision for Youth Services - Wednesday 6 December 2017 - London
Development deadlock: council planning departments 'hampered' by missing out on £70 million, LGA warns
Council planning departments are set to miss out on an extra £70 million by the end of the financial year, ‘hampering’ their ability to process applications, if the Government does not urgently bring forward measures to increase planning fees, the LGA warns today.
Communications and parliamentary network event - 5 December 2017 - London
'Urgent clarity' needed on EU funds, councils warn
The LGA has today called on the Government to provide urgent clarity over how it will replace current European Union Structural Funds once the UK leaves the EU.
Adjournment debate on social homes for rent, House of Commons, Wednesday 6 December 2017
The national housing shortage is one of the most pressing issues we face. Councils are working with communities to ensure more homes are built, but only an increase of all types of housing – including those for affordable or social rent – will solve the housing crisis.
LGA response to the DfE consultation ‘Revised guidance for virtual school heads and designated teachers’, November 2017
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