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LGA responds to HCLG Committee Report on business rates
LGA responds to funding for children with alcohol dependent parents
Motorists drive the equivalent of 989 return trips to Mars on roads in England a year
LGA responds to Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care (interim report), published by the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Debate on plastic bottles and coffee cups, House of Commons, 26 April 2018
Waste and recycling are among the most valued services any council provides. They are used by all council taxpayers and represent the third biggest spend item in a council’s budget. A doubling of spend by councils to £3.28 billion has seen recycling rates improve 400 per cent in the last decade.
LGA/DCN/CCN seminar on the National Planning Policy Framework reforms – 24 April 2018
Opposition day debate: schools - House of Commons - 25 April 2018
Schools should also be given greater certainty of future funding, to help them better plan for the spending pressures they face. Three-year budgets should replace annual budgets.
Opposition day debate: social care - House of Commons - 25 April 2018
The commissioning and provision of adult social care and support is a vital council service that can transform people’s lives. It is a crucial public service that supports working age disabled adults, older people and their carers, as well as promotes their wellbeing and independence.
LGA responds to reports of curbs on betting machines blocked
Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to today’s reports that plans to reduce the maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have been blocked by the Treasury.
Dementia support guide for councils
Dementia is on the increase. It is estimated that there are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, more than ever before, and this number is projected to increase rapidly over the next few decades.
LGA responds to DFE home education measures
"Councils need the powers and appropriate funding to enter homes or other premises to check a child’s schooling, and make sure they aren’t being taught in unsuitable or dangerous environments."
Festive cheer: the local impacts of Christmas Markets
This publication highlights key factors which, if implemented well, can lead to a successful Christmas market.
LGA responds to government announcement on free bus passes
Cllr Martin Tett, the Local Government Association’s Transport spokesman, responds to the Government’s announcement to change legislation to protect the free bus travel scheme.
LGA responds to ONS report on loneliness
"The harm loneliness can cause, both physically and mentally, can be devastating to people of all ages - it is a serious public health concern which studies suggest can be as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day."
Supporting the financial wellbeing of council employees in North Somerset
In May 2017, North Somerset Council added a new suite of financial wellbeing products to its employee benefits package. At no risk or cost to the council, they have already delivered an average saving of £1,029 for those who have taken advantage of them.
LG Challenge 2018 - challenge two
LGA cyber security stocktake
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