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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
Commercialisation: best practice map
Anna Rose appointed new head of the Planning Advisory Service
Anna Rose, Director of Growth, Economy and Culture at Milton Keynes Council, has been appointed as the new Head of the Planning Advisory Service (PAS).
Local Government Association on Grenfell Tower fire
Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.
Employers respond to local government unions’ pay claim
Chair of the National Employers, Cllr Sian Timoney, responds to the local government unions’ 2018 pay claim for a 5 per cent pay increase for all staff.
Derbyshire County Council: Using ‘creative mentoring’ to support looked after children
Derbyshire County Council uses ‘creative mentoring’ to support looked after children who are struggling to engage in education.
Connecting Milton Keynes's 280 miles of cycling and walking routes
Pedalling Culture will see the city’s cultural venues and spaces better connected to its 280 miles of cycling and walking routes.
CCTV in taxis and PHVs 14 June 2017 - London
LGA responds to primary and secondary school offers
Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, responds to new statistics released by the Department for Education on primary and secondary school place offers.
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