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LGA responds to new Government waste strategy
LGA responds to special needs funding announcement
Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2019/20 – On the Day Briefing
Response to building safety and Grenfell Tower ministerial updates
People need to be able to sleep safely at night in their homes. The tragedy at Grenfell Tower must never be allowed to happen again and we look forward to working with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to make sure the new system of building regulation works
The Post-Brexit England Commission South East Roadshow, 18 December 2018
"Councils have been successful in increasing recycling levels and, alongside government, recognise that even more needs to be done to boost recycling to reach national targets and even higher standards. "
Behavioural insights: latest LGA programme funding announced
The latest round of the LGA’s Behavioural Insights Programme has seen funding awarded to eight local authorities.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to the announcement by the Department for Education of funding to support children with special educational needs and disabilities.
'Emergency injection' of special needs funding needed to protect support
An “emergency injection” of funding is needed to prop up support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), which faces a potential funding gap of up to £1.6 billion by 2020/21, council leaders say today.
Help look out for the vulnerable during big freeze, councils urge
People are being urged to ensure vulnerable friends, neighbours and relatives are safe when the big freeze bites, with a high chance of snow and ice in parts of the country.
Response to the consultation on 2019/20 scale of audit
The LGA welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation on the level of audit fees. The consultation proposes that the 2019/20 scale audit fees and indicative certification fees are set at the same level as the scale fees applicable for 2018/19.
LGA responds to Coram family and childcare trust's annual older people's care survey
“Councils are doing everything in their power to provide high quality adult and social care support to adults of all ages in very difficult circumstances."
Cold weather plan for England
LGA Briefing, Challenges facing young people, House of Lords, 13 December 2018
Local government has a central role to play in tackling a number of issues facing young people, and supporting them to live the lives they want to lead.
A public health model to reduce youth violence, House of Commons, 13 December 2018
"We know that addressing violence is not a single agency issue. Local partners have to develop and deliver a strategic, coordinated approach to tackle youth violence in their local areas."
Modern media relations – a content-driven approach to communications
Veggie Run – A healthy living campaign for children
To help educate primary and junior school children across the London Borough of Havering about the rewards of healthy eating, the in-house HES Catering Service developed Veggie Run, the first council-created app in England designed to teach children to dodge unhealthy foods through digital game play.
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