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Councils warned of increased threat of cyber attacks
Heatwaves – information for councils
Councils respond to number of children securing first choice primary school places
Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill 2017-19, House of Commons, 23 April 2018
We are seeking assurances from the Government that this Bill will have no detrimental impact on local government.
The Big Lunch in Bradford: inclusion through food
This Bradford Council project encouraged residents to share food and friendship with each other, giving the council, voluntary groups and individuals a different way to engage the wider community, and a framework for ongoing engagement in a way which promotes respect and understanding between and within communities.
LGA responds to ONS report on preventable deaths
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an annual report published today by the Office for National Statistics on preventable deaths in the UK in 2016.
LGA responds to the RAC pothole index
“Councils are likely to need more support from the Government as the full extent of the repairs needed after the recent winter weather has been made known, and we hope that the Government will stand ready to provide this."
LGA responds to leaked Grenfell Tower report
"The findings of this leaked report provide evidence around the urgent need for the Government to change the rules so that all material in cladding systems on complex and high-rise buildings has to be non-combustible."
Long term sustainability of the NHS and Social Care, 19 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. Despite major funding pressures, councils have worked hard to preserve adult social care outcomes.
LGA response to the Arts Council England 2018 conversation
The LGA is pleased to contribute to the Arts Council England 2018 conversation, which will contribute to the Arts Council England strategy 2020-30.
LGA responds to latest transfers of care figures
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the latest figures published today by NHS England on the delayed transfers of care.
The impact of Brexit on tourism and creative industries, 17 April 2018
The UK’s exit from the EU will have a significant impact on local communities and businesses. The LGA, along with local government associations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, is meeting regularly with ministers and officials to discuss issues important to councils.
LGA responds to Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Crisis Homelessness Monitor
“It’s vital we move towards tackling our collective ambition to end homelessness outright."
LGA responds to IFS report on business rates pilot councils
“With local government facing an overall funding gap that will exceed £5 billion by 2020, we remain clear that councils must first and foremost be able to use extra business rates income to plug this growing gap."
LGA responds to Government consultation on proposals to toughen rules on building safety
Local Government Association Chairman, Lord Porter, responds to the Government’s consultation on strengthening fire testing for cladding systems on residential buildings.
OPE Phase 6 funding
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