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Nearly two thirds of leisure centres in need of urgent investment
Holocaust Memorial Day
Over two-thirds of council homelessness services pushed into the red
“Councils want to work with government to be able to prevent homelessness before it happens, but as a result of unprecedented funding pressures, they are becoming increasingly limited in what they can do."
LGA responds to MAC report on immigration salary thresholds
"As the country faces significant skills challenges, councils must be involved in the development of any new immigration system."
Agriculture Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 3 February 2020
The Bill does not consider how this rural growth component fits into the proposed land management system, or how it will link to the forthcoming UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). This funding is too important to rural areas to fall through the gaps of the new system. We would recommend the Government clarify, through this legislation and guidance, how new growth funding arrangements will be incorporated into post-EU funding.
LGA responds to rough sleeping funding announcement
Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s housing spokesman, responds to an announcement by the Housing Secretary that councils will receive an extra £112 million to tackle rough sleeping.
Opposition Day Debate, Homelessness, House of Commons, 29 January 2020
In the previous two years of the Housing Advisers Programme, we have funded over 100 councils to help councils build homes, reduce homelessness, plan for population ageing, understand the student housing market and increase supply of modular housing.
LGA responds to indoor air pollution report
"Good air quality is vital for our health and wellbeing and councils, who are already leading the way in tackling air pollution, will take on board any good practice guidance that helps continue to protect vulnerable people and keep them safe."
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
Find out more about the charity established to promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK.
Adult social care relative needs formulas - LGA illustration (January 2020)
This LGA analysis provides an illustration of the impact of the proposed new adult social care relative needs formulas which are being considered for implementation in 2021/22 as part of the Government’s review of relative needs and responsibilities, commonly called the ‘Fair Funding Review’.
LGA responds to UCL report on children in care with SEND
“This report provides further evidence around the vital importance of inclusive schools and a properly funded SEND system."
Climate emergency conference, 22 January 2020
Download the presentations from this event.
NHS Funding Bill, Second reading, House of Commons, Monday 27 January 2020
The NHS does not operate in isolation. The commitment for increased funding for the NHS will only be maximised if there is an equivalent scale of investment in social care, public health and prevention services that both improve people’s health, wellbeing and independence and relieve pressure on frontline NHS services.
LGA responds to Government consultation response to the veterans strategy
“Veterans can face significant barriers to accessing services and tailoring them to meet their needs is vital to ensure they’re not left behind."
LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society report on emergency dementia admissions
“Every pound invested in council-run services such as social care helps to relieve pressure on other essential services like the NHS, keeping people out of hospital and improving their lives for the better."
LGA responds to OFSTED annual report
Cllr Judith Blake responds to OFSTED's annual report on the overall quality of education and care in England
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