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LGA publishes new improvement and assurance framework

A new improvement and assurance framework, designed to help councils check that they have the right controls in place and identify where they need to become more effective, has been published by the LGA.

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LGA Annual Conference 2024

The LGA Board has taken the difficult but necessary decision to not proceed with the LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition due to take place in Harrogate from 2-4 July 2024.

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2024 Local Government Apprentice of the Year announced

Sara Jenner-Akehurst from Cambridgeshire County Council has been named as the 2024 Local Government Apprentice of the Year.

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LGA statement on General Election to be held on 4 July

“This election comes at a pivotal time for the country. Securing the future of our public services must be front and centre of all political party manifestos.”

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LGA to debate new improvement and assurance framework

A new improvement and assurance framework for local government is due to be reviewed by LGA members ahead of publication as a new resource for the sector.

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LGA responds to Age UK report

“The LGA is calling for immediate investment in adult social care to tackle the urgent issues affecting services, alongside a long-term care workforce plan.”

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LGA launches Leaders Plus programme

Local leaders are set to gain from a new programme exploring the various challenges faced in their demanding and complex roles.

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LGA responds to NAO report on biodiversity net gain

“We want to work with government to ensure that councils have the right tools and resources to implement biodiversity net gain as effectively as possible.”

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Council employees’ pay offer announced

The National Employers for local government services responds to the announcement of a full and final pay offer for council employees.

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Care Act 10 years on: LGA survey lays bare urgent action needed in adult social care

Councils are doing all they can to ensure they meet their duties under the Care Act - including cutting spending on other neighbourhood services - but many still fear they will not be able to over the coming years.