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Councils face £2 billion funding gap to support vulnerable children by 2020

Pressures facing children’s services are rapidly becoming unsustainable, with a £2 billion funding gap expected to open by 2020, new analysis by the Local Government Association reveals.

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LGA political balance confirmed

Following the Local Elections on 4 May 2017, the political balance of the Local Government Association has now been independently verified.

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Ten point plan to boost local services – local government sets out key manifesto asks

Local government leaders are calling on all political parties to commit to a 10-point plan to boost vital local services, build homes, create school places, close skills gaps and drive economic growth.

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LGA responds to broadband speeds advertising consultation

Cllr Gillian Brown, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board, responded to the launch of a public consultation by the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) on different options to strengthen the standards around broadband speed claims.

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LGA responds to Fawcett Society report on gender equality in local government

Cllr Claire Kober, Local Government Association spokesperson, responds to the Fawcett Society report on gender equality and sexism in local government.

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LGA responds to King’s Fund report on HIV

Vice Chair of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Linda Thomas, responds to a report by the King’s Fund on the future of HIV services.

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Councils respond to number of children securing first choice primary school places

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, commented on the number of children who secured their first choice primary school place.

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Chewing gum: councils highlight clear-up costs

Chewing gum manufacturers must help more with the growing multi-million pound cost to local communities of removing discarded gum, with 99 per cent of the nation’s main shopping streets now spattered, council leaders say today.

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LGA responds to education announcement on selective schools

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, says as champions of local families and children, councils should have a say on the type of school introduced to their area.

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LGA responds to latest delayed discharges figures

Cllr Linda Thomas, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, says councils are committed to reducing the level of delayed transfers of care from the NHS.