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LGA Autumn Budget submission 2017
LGA responds to the latest housebuilding figures and Communities Secretary speech
In this submission we detail the unfunded cost pressures facing local government and why, with many local services facing significant funding gaps, it is vital that the Budget recognises that councils cannot continue without sufficient and sustainable resources.
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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.
'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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