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A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period
This guide provides advice and guidance on the publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election period.
Child abuse linked to faith and belief rises by a third, councils reveal
“Councils are determined to tackle the practice of FGM and work with partner organisations to do everything possible to protect and support children and young people."
Taking a Public Health Approach to Tackling Serious Violent Crime - 13 November 2019
LGA Business Plan 2019 - 2022
This business plan sets out how the Local Government Association (LGA) will continue to support and be an advocate for councils in the next three years.
LGA – Clearer labelling and higher charges for hard to recycle products needed to help boost recycling rates
“Councils want to increase recycling rates. Clearer labelling and increased charges for hard to recycle products would help councils, manufacturers and the public be part of a vital recycling revolution."
LGA responds to ACTSO report on local trading standards services
“The next government needs to ensure councils are adequately funded, so they can continue to take effective action at a local level against criminals and provide the vital local regulatory services that keep residents safe.”
Understanding Compulsory Purchase Orders and compensation Masterclass – 5 November 2019
LGA responds to increase in funeral expenses payments
"This increase in funeral expenses payments is something the LGA has long called for and will help eligible families meet the costs of funerals for their loved ones."
LGA responds to launch of new accessible homes coalition
“To tackle the shortage of suitable homes for older and disabled people, councils need greater planning powers and resources to hold developers to account, ensuring that they build the right homes in the right places needed by different groups within the local community."
Increasing conflict and hardship behind rise in struggling families needing support from councils
A rise in family conflict and hardship is behind the heightened pressure on child protection services, according to a new survey of councillors responsible for children’s social care by the LGA.
LGA responds to IPPR report on public health funding
“All political parties need to commit to giving councils greater powers and funding to help improve the health of our population and relieve pressure on our overstretched health service."
Digital Showcase Conference - 4 November 2019
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