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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on local government finance
Councils save more than £100 million through LGA sector-led improvement
#CouncilsCan: Spending Round 2019
Devolve powers and funding to get more young people into work, LGA says as NEET numbers rise
“With more than 790,000 young people not in education, employment or training it is vital that more young people have the opportunities to increase their skills and retrain, so we can drive up productivity and start to close local skills gaps."
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner Report on homeless children
With homelessness services facing a £159 million funding gap next year (2020/21), the Government needs to use the upcoming Spending Round to ensure councils have long-term sustainable funding to prevent homelessness, and give councils the tools they need to resume their historic role of building homes with the right infrastructure that the country needs.
“The Committee is right to recognise our call for securing the sustainability of local services to be the Government’s top priority."
LGA responds to London Councils report on adult social care
"If councils are to continue helping people who rely on vital care and support to lead the lives they want to lead, they need funding certainty for both the immediate and long-term."
The Local Government Association’s sector-led improvement (SLI) offer has helped councils save more than £100 million over the past year
'Love Island effect': Warning at body image drug use increase
Body-conscious gym and beauty fans are risking their health by taking dangerous and sometimes illegal drugs to improve their appearance in time for their summer holidays, councils warn today.
Must know: tobacco control
Comprehensive tobacco control is the best thing a local authority can do for public health.
Local Industrial Strategies Online Hub
LGA responds to annual FGM figures
Cllr Anita Lower, the LGA’s FGM lead spokesperson and Chair of the Advisory Board at the National FGM Centre, responds to new annual figures on the number of identified cases of FGM in England.
Councils can: 2019 conference paper
This paper sets out the case for a New Localism Settlement for England that empowers councils, as the democratically elected leaders closest to their communities, to take on greater responsibilities for their places.
Ethical Trading Initiative: modern slavery statements evaluation framework
Heatwaves – information for councils
LGA responds to hospital admissions from care homes data
“This needs to be addressed as part of the much-delayed social care green paper, which we are calling on government to publish by the time the party conferences start."
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