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LGA responds to children securing primary school places
LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019
One year on: soft drinks levy needs to go beyond the school gate
Free event for LGA member councils
School Funding - House of Commons, 25 April 2018
The funding pressures facing schools are well known, with teacher and parent-led campaigns continuing to receive extensive coverage in the media. The Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates schools will see a real terms cut of 4.6 per cent in schools funding between 2015 and 2019
LGA responds to Impetus report on young people's employment gap
“No child’s life chances should be affected by where they grow up or how much their parent or guardian earns."
LGA responds to St Mungo's report on homelessness funding
“Councils want to end homelessness by preventing it happening in the first place, but are currently housing more than 200,000 homeless people, many of them children, in temporary accommodation."
Opposition Day Debate: Social Care, House of Commons, 24 April 2019
It is vital that the Government uses the Spending Review and its forthcoming green paper to deliver sustainable funding for social care for the long-term.
Roles and responsibilities of fire & rescue authorities
LGA responds to youth charter announcement
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to an announcement by the Government that it will develop a youth charter to support young people.
Response to Children's Commissioner report on children's mental health spending
“Children’s services face a funding gap of £3.1 billion by 2025 while public health services, which also help children get the best start in life, have seen cuts of £700 million."
LGA responds to early communications skills funding announcement
“Councils are absolutely determined to make sure that children get the best start in life, and it’s positive that some areas will receive funding to provide additional support to families and improve children’s early communication skills."
Debate on housing, House of Commons - 9 April 2019
Councils once again have a key role in delivering more affordable housing and helping to build 300,000 new homes a year.
Brexit advice hub for local government
LGA responds to Hamptons International Housing Report
"The last time the country built more than 250,000 homes in a year, in the 1970s, councils built around 40 per cent of them."
Children’s health would be better protected if money raised from the soft drinks levy was spent on local priorities such as playgrounds, activities and afterschool clubs to combat child obesity.
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