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Bus journeys fall by more than 300 million in five years
Behavioural Insights Programme: apply for grant funding
LGA Submission to the Home Office Transparency in Supply Chains Consultation
The LGA welcomes this consultation and many of the recommendations in the Independent Review.
National Graduate Development Programme 2019/20 brochure
Our fast-track graduate programme provides the opportunity to work directly with communities, but also to influence policies and plans at a senior level. All while earning a graduate salary and completing our local government-specific leadership and management qualification.
Air quality in Portsmouth: Using Design Principles to address Air Quality
Public health in Portsmouth is threatened by poor air quality. Across the UK, it is estimated that air pollution contributes to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths per year.
Active Herts is a research led and independently evaluated project which uses evidence-based behaviour change techniques to support inactive adults to increase their physical activity levels.
LGA responds to APPG inquiry into missing children
“Funding pressures alongside soaring demand for care are preventing councils from investing in the accommodation and support options at the level they need in order to provide the best and most appropriate help for all children and young people."
LGA Behavioural Insights Programme FAQs
Children's care crisis: councils forced to overspend almost £800m on children's social care
Councils are in a unique position of being able to make the real and effective change needed locally that will ultimately help to solve some of the biggest problems the nation is facing and changing the lives of their communities.
Explaining Variation in Spending – Children’s Services
This report details an analysis by the LGA Research and Information team to try to explain why some councils spend more on children’s services per young person than others.
Councils boost school places but secondary crisis looms next year
“Councils need to be allowed to open new maintained schools and direct academies to expand. It makes no sense for councils to be given the responsibility to plan for school places but then not be allowed to open schools themselves. "
National Procurement Strategy: Delivering the Ambition - Initial Diagnostic Results
The report contains details of the main findings from the 2018 diagnostic assessment, examples of good practice whilst identifying some of the key areas for improvement for 2019/20.
Right to Buy rules undermining council efforts to boost housebuilding
“There are more than a million people on council waiting lists and councils can further get on with the job of building the new homes that people in their areas desperately need if they are able to keep all RTB receipts to replace any homes sold.”
Devolve powers and funding to get more young people into work, LGA says as NEET numbers rise
“With more than 790,000 young people not in education, employment or training it is vital that more young people have the opportunities to increase their skills and retrain, so we can drive up productivity and start to close local skills gaps."
August blog: Smarter working
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner Report on homeless children
With homelessness services facing a £159 million funding gap next year (2020/21), the Government needs to use the upcoming Spending Round to ensure councils have long-term sustainable funding to prevent homelessness, and give councils the tools they need to resume their historic role of building homes with the right infrastructure that the country needs.
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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.