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Making the most of your museums: a handbook for councillors feature

Local government partners launch National Alliance for Cultural Services

A fresh approach is needed to sustain culture services in the future.

Debate not hate - the right engagement matters.

LGA backs new personal security measures for councillors

We are pleased that locally elected representatives will have dedicated police support for security matters for the first time. This is something we have long called for.

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Councils warn of cuts to neighbourhood services – LGA survey

“Extra government funding will help councils this year, but acute funding pressures remain and are forcing many councils to make stark choices about what popular services to cut."

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LGA responds to Local Transport Fund announcement

“This funding will help local leaders improve connectivity in more parts of the country."

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LGA responds to RAC report on road maintenance

“Councils share concerns about our local roads and are working hard to try and reduce the current £14 billion road repairs backlog."

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Time to bin excess packaging, say consumers and councils

Shoppers are tired of too much packaging, polling by YouGov for the Local Government Association has found.

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Inadequate water quality testing hurting local communities, say coastal councils

“For the sake of these communities, their health, and the planet, we are urging the Government to properly resource the regular testing of coastal waters.”

Young people today half as likely to get on nation's 'broken' housing ladder

LGA responds to the Public Accounts Committee final report on Homes for Ukraine

“Following the recent visa extension, the funding arrangements for councils, existing and new hosts which were designed to fund temporary sanctuary also now need urgent review.”

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LGA responds to Action for Children report on low-income families in poverty

“No child should grow up in poverty and this report is a stark reminder of the challenges facing low-income families and other vulnerable households."

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LGA responds to the Children’s Commissioner report

"The LGA is calling for a register of children not in school, accompanied by powers for councils to check children are receiving a suitable education."