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500 child protection investigations carried out every single day
Council funding to be further cut in half over next two years - LGA warns
Councils urge communities to “be on look-out” this weekend amidst icy conditions
With 90 children entering the care system every single day last year, the LGA is calling on the Government to use the upcoming Local Government Finance Settlement to resolve the £2billion funding gap that is facing children’s services by 2020.
Debate on male suicide, House of Commons, Wednesday 13 December 2017
Suicide prevention is a priority for local government. On average 13 people in England take their lives every day, with three quarters of these suicide victims being male. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 as well as the leading cause of death in young people.
UK-EU joint report: Phase 1 Negotiations Briefing, 11 December 2017
This briefing sets out those issues in the report which are of most importance to local government. It also details the work that the LGA will now undertake to ensure that councils’ needs are addressed during the next stage of the negotiations.
Work Local Consultation: analysis of feedback - September 2017
This report summarises the key feedback messages from the LGA ‘Work Local’ consultation which ran between 5 July and 5 September 2017.
Government awards councils new funding
The Government has announced today that 90 per cent of councils are now part of a programme that will create 44,000 new jobs and release land for 25,000 new homes.
OPE Phase 6 funding
Local government pay awards
Active people, healthy places
The aim of this report is to share good practice and help decision-makers consider how their council can deliver on this agenda in the best way for local people and communities.
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: December 2017
The polling was conducted by telephone between 12 and 15 October 2017 by Populus Data Solutions.
Sport and Physical Activity Conference 2017, 5 December 2017, London
Opposition Day Debate, Universal Credit, House of Commons, Tuesday 5 December 2017
Local authorities continue to play an important role in managing the impacts of welfare reform in their communities, including the rollout of the Universal Credit (UC) Full Service. It is therefore crucial that councils’ concerns about the effect of the rollout of UC on residents and services are listened to by the Government.
LGA responds to Government Green Paper on children's mental health
“Today’s measures are a step in the right direction, but we need a root-and-branch overhaul of children’s mental health services if we’re to develop a system that says yes, rather than no, to children when they ask for help.”
LGA Industrial Strategy Briefing: 1 December 2017
This briefing summarises the main announcements in the industrial strategy of relevance to local government and sets out the Local Government Association’s response.
Local Government Finance Settlement 2018
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