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Private children's social care company debts putting children's care at risk
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More than a million homes with planning permission not yet built
LGA responds to CQC report on promoting sexual safety in adult social care
“Councils take allegations of abuse extremely seriously and work with local partners including health and care services both to prevent abuse and to ensure the wellbeing of anyone who has been affected."
LGA responds to Dame Carol Black's drug misuse report
“Councils are absolutely committed to ensuring drug users get the right treatment and support, as part of their public health and other wider responsibilities."
LGA responds to latest rough sleeping figures
“We are calling on the Government to build on this by using the Budget to adapt welfare reforms to protect families at risk of becoming homeless, and restore local housing allowance rates to cover at least the lowest third of market rents."
LGA responds to the Office for National Statistics figures on young people not in education, employment or training
Chair of the Local Government Association’s City Regions Board, Sir Richard Leese, responds to the Office for National Statistics figures on young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs).
LGA announces launch of behavioural insights podcast
A new behavioural insights podcast aimed at council leaders, chief executives and officers will be launched at the Local Government Association’s annual behavioural insights conference today.
LGA responds to UK2070 Commission report on regional inequality
“As the Commission rightly shows, a centralised employment and skills system run from Whitehall is not the most effective way to support people find a job or progress to more rewarding work, something the LGA has long called to be devolved."
LGA responds to Cancer Research UK report on 2030 smokefree target
Responding to a new report by Cancer Research UK about how England is not expected to become smokefree until 2037, seven years behind the Government’s target, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
Debate on energy efficiency measures in buildings to achieve net zero, House of Commons, 26 February 2020
We support the intention of the Government’s proposals to future-proof new build homes with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency. The Government’s manifesto commitment for a £3.8 billion capital Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund is positive. We look forward to working with the Government to ensure effective implementation.
Westminster City Council: Using audience segmentation for income generation
Audience analysis has helped Westminster Council to raise £900,000 for vulnerable residents through the Community Contribution campaign.
Audience Segmentation – the Holy Grail for local government communicators?
Audience segmentation has always been an integral part of decision-making for commercial organisations.
Rising demand heaping pressure on children's social care
Unprecedented demand and funding shortages have combined to put council children’s social care budgets under increasing pressure.
LGA responds to Government consultation proposal to protect public spaces from terror attacks
“Councils are determined to keep their communities safe and already take advice from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure on how to best protect their public spaces."
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
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