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More than a million homes with planning permission not yet built
Coronavirus: information for councils
Innovation Zone 2020: apply now
LGA survey: more than half of public surveyed support local tourism levy
LGA-commissioned independent research found that a pound-per-night levy applied in a local area in England could raise between £238,000 and over £7 million a year depending on the area.
Independent Group at LGA Annual Conference 2016
Download the presentations from the LGA Independent Group Annual Conference.
LGA responds to IPPR North devolution report
“There is clear and significant evidence that the country gets better value for money when decisions over investment and how to run local services are taken closer to communities and businesses."
NHS Funding Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 26 February 2020
In recent years, adult social care has been propped up by one-off, piecemeal injections of funding. This hampers councils’ ability to plan for anything beyond a short-term horizon. Social care and public health funding should therefore be given the same long-term certainty as NHS funding.
Opposition Day Debate: Social Care, House of Commons, 25 February 2020
The underfunding of adult social care and support sector is impacting on the quality of life of people who have care and support needs. It is also creating a fragile provider market, putting workforce and unpaid family carers under further strain, creating unmet and under-met need and impacting on social care’s ability to help mitigate demand pressures on the NHS.
Housing backlog – more than a million homes with planning permission not yet built
More than a million homes granted planning permission in the past decade have not yet been built, according to new analysis by the Local Government Association.
Your first ten days as a lead member for children's services
This guide is intended to help provide some structure to your first few days in office, and to cut through some of the initial ‘noise’, so that you can focus on what’s important straight away, and what you need to be thinking about going forward.
Councillors' Guide 2019/20
This online resource is designed as a quick reference guide to provide you with the essential information that you need to know as a councillor.
LGA responds to National Audit Office land availability report
“Through programmes like One Public Estate, councils have shown that they are best-placed to lead efforts to make better use of public assets, such as releasing unused or surplus land for housing, and are committed to bringing forward sites to ensure that enough homes and the necessary infrastructure are built to meet local needs."
Highlighting Political Leadership
LGA programmes to support and develop councillors ensuring our local politicians are confident and capable.
Six principles to achieve integrated care
The principles below underpin our joint approach to integration outlined in Shifting the centre of gravity: making place-based, person-centred health and care a reality. They inform all our work helping partners to work across organisational boundaries to plan and deliver person-centred care and support.
LGA responds to Social Mobility Commission's State of the Nation Report
"We want every resident to have a good quality of life and to be able to improve their circumstances regardless of their background or where they live."
Debate on district council finances - House of Commons, Wednesday 1 May 2019
The information below outlines the scale of the financial challenge facing all councils, including district councils, and the measures which must be taken to ensure local government is funded sustainably. It also sets out the pressures facing some of district councils’ most in-demand services.
Cipfa Financial Management Code consultation response, 30 April 2019
Sound financial management is crucial to the financial resilience of councils and Cipfa’s proposed new code is a welcome addition to the tools and guidance that councils can use to achieve that.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.