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LGA Autumn Budget 2017 – On the Day Briefing
LGA responds to Autumn Budget 2017
Budget 2017: LGA responds to devolution deals
Debate on improving mental health services for people from black and ethnic minority communities, House of Lords, Tuesday 28 November 2017
From housing to public health, social care, culture and leisure services, councils lead local services that help prevent mental ill health, support early intervention and provide ongoing support.
LGA responds to changes to broadband speed advertising guidance
“Broadband users deserve greater honesty and openness about the download and upload speeds they are likely to receive depending on their location.”
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“The LGA has long called for councils to be given greater freedom to borrow to build new homes and today’s Budget has taken a step towards that by lifting the housing borrowing cap for some councils."
Autumn Budget 2017 - on the day updates
“The announcement of the first new devolution deals in 20 months is encouraging and will benefit those living in the North of Tyne region and the West Midlands, but many more such deals are needed to reverse the growing sense of stalled progress and missed opportunities across much of the country.
“Councils want their residents to be able to enjoy ‘devolution delight’ rather than suffer ‘devolution deadlock’.
Commercial investment curbs would risk local services
Communities will see their local services face further cutbacks or be lost altogether if the Autumn Budget includes measures to restrict councils from making prudent commercial investments.
#OurDay – a day in the life of local government
21 November 2017 marked #OurDay, the annual social media event that celebrates the diverse work carried out by councils up and down the country.
Debate on challenges facing problem gamblers, House of Lords, Thursday 23 November 2017
Problem gambling can impact on individuals and their families’ physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing as well as having a wider impact on society through crime and disorder.
LGA responds to iHV call to reverse public health cuts
“Public health services play a vital role in improving the health of children, young people and adults, reducing the need for treatment later down the line and easing the pressure on the NHS."
LGA responds to LGO report on adult social care complaints
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the Local Government Ombudsman report on the number of adult social care complaints.
Joint working: Chiltern and South Bucks councils
In 2012 Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council made a commitment to make progress together and put in place a shared senior management team to create savings, improve resilience and provide better services to the public.
Still wearing hair shirt - Group Leader's Comment - 17 November 2017
LGA responds to the latest housebuilding figures and Communities Secretary speech
'While today’s housebuilding figures are encouraging, we are still significantly short of the 300,000 homes we need to be building each year. The last time we hit that number, in the 1970s, councils built more than 40 per cent of them.'
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