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Private children's social care company debts putting children's care at risk
Coronavirus: information for councils
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LGA: Mandatory mattress recycling needs imposing on manufacturers to reduce fly-tipping
More than 33,000 mattresses - the equivalent height of almost 20 Empire State buildings if stacked on top of each other - were illegally dumped across England between 2018 and 2019, the Local Government Association reveals today.
Housing and Planning, House of Commons, 3 March 2020
We are calling on the Government to use the Budget to give councils the tools and powers they need to resume their historic role as major housebuilders of good, quality affordable homes for social rent, and to invest in homelessness prevention.
All change - Applying behavioural insights to local challenges, 27 February 2020
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North Tyneside Council's employment and skills service
North Tyneside Council’s Employment and Skills service is made up of Connexions, Adult Learning and Employability Projects. Between April and December 2019, North Tyneside Council’s Employability Projects supported 77 adults into work, 59 into training and a further 35 into voluntary and work experience.
£1.5 billion funding boost needed to reverse record low number of adult learners
In order to boost support for disadvantaged adults, the LGA is urging the Government to at least double the Adult Education Budget – some of which funds local authority adult and community education provision – from £1.5 billion to £3 billion.
LGA responds to RAC study of road bridges
"Flooding events in recent weeks have shown how vital bridges are in linking together communities and enabling shoppers and local traders to go about their business and they are of critical importance to our national economy."
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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.