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Bus journeys fall by more than 300 million in five years
Behavioural Insights Programme: apply for grant funding
LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of social care complaints
“Extra funding for social care next year will help councils as they strive to ensure older and disabled people can live the lives they want to lead."
LGA responds to independent age report on free personal care for older people
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an Independent Age report calling for free personal care for older people.
Tackling modern slavery: council case studies
The case studies in this document build on the detailed guidance we published in 2017, and on the modern slavery workshops which we have held around the country.
LGA responds to new Domestic Abuse Commissioner announcement
“Our ambition must be to reduce the number of victims, with greater investment in early intervention and prevention schemes, including in perpetrator programmes, that help stop domestic abuse happening in the first place."
Councillor guide to tackling modern slavery
This guidance is targeted specifically at councillors, and highlights the specific role that individual councillors can play in raising awareness of the issue and embedding work to tackle slavery within councils.
LGA responds to Select Committee report into connectivity gap leaving rural communities behind
“Councils are best placed to understand the digital needs of their local areas. They have been at the centre of delivering the Superfast Broadband Programme, having committed £740 million to extending connectivity to the hardest to reach areas, but cannot fix the issue alone."
LGA responds to SEND review announcement by Government
“This cross-government review of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support is good news and is what the LGA has previously called for."
LGA responds to sprinkler and building safety consultation
Lord Porter, the LGA’s building safety spokesman, responds to the Government consultation on sprinklers and other fire safety measures in high-rise blocks.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee Report on waste strategy
“We fully support the Committee’s calls to give councils the flexibility and extra funding to ensure they meet the recycling challenges under the Waste Strategy, and for local authorities not to be forced to provide free garden waste collections or a minimum frequency of residual waste collections."
Spending Round 2019: on the day briefing
The 2019 Spending Round has provided councils with much of the funding certainty and stability they need for next year.
LGA responds to Government Spending Round
“We are delighted that today’s Spending Round has delivered a funding package of more than £3.5 billion for our vital local services next year."
Electric vehicles: case studies from councils
Further resources on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure
Electric vehicles: Next steps
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