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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
Loan sharks warning as debt enquiries hit record high
The loan sharks warning comes as latest figures show that 12,652 people a week in the UK are seeking help for problem debt – the equivalent of one person every 48 seconds.
Testing the savings around contract compliance and negotiation
Through the LGA Productivity Experts Programme, expert advice was sought around the methodology and development of approaches, processes and skills for contract audit of contracts, recovery of overpayments, contract management and financial procedures to test for potential savings.
Spending Review announcement: LGA response
“Vital local services provided by councils face a funding gap of more than £5 billion next year, rising to £8 billion by 2025."
LGA responds to Which? report into coverage ‘blackouts’
Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA’s People and Places Board, responds to the report by Which? that found that millions are at risk of mobile signal ‘blackouts’.
LGA responds to Cycle to Work Day
“To mark the day, councils are encouraging residents to cycle by promoting cycling proficiency tests and bike safety awareness campaigns, providing dedicated on-road cycle paths, installing secure cycle parking on high streets and supporting bike sharing schemes."
Disability Confident Leader (Level 3) status
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: June 2019
The twenty third set of results in a series of regular LGA public polls on resident satisfaction with local councils.
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