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LGA responds to PAC report concerns over LEP spending and accountability

“With recent research carried out by the LGA revealing that just 20 per cent of people know that their LEP exists or what it is responsible for, this report shows that councils are right to be concerned that the Government does not fully recognise the stretched capacity of individual LEPs to carry out their work or meet new governance standards."

Rob Comber, winner of LG Challenge 2019

Winner of the LG Challenge 2019 revealed

Rob Comber won over voting delegates and judges with his project that will tackle the educational impact of child poverty through summer schools.

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LGA sets out sector-led improvement offer

“Sector-led improvement is locally driven, much cheaper and more effective. For every £1 of grant we receive, we help the sector save at least £5."

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LGA responds to Children's Commissioner's vulnerability report

“Early intervention services such as children’s centres and family support services play a crucial role in supporting children and helping to prevent problems becoming more serious later on."

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LGA responds to the Children's Society report on ‘county lines’

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to The Children’s Society report on exploitation of children through ‘county lines’ drug dealing operations.

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Millions in rural England risk being 'left behind' post-Brexit, councils warn

Millions of people living in rural England are at risk of being “left behind” and missing out on their fair share of future prosperity following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, council leaders warn today.

Future of adult social care

Councils set Government ten-week deadline to publish much-delayed social care green paper

The new Prime Minister must publish the long-awaited adult social care green paper before Parliament goes into recess in September.

Transformation and Innovation Exchange

LGA launches transformation and innovation exchange

“By sharing resources and information, councils can reflect on their own performance at the same time as learning from other local authority experiences. This process will enable councils to prepare for continued challenges that they will face.”

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LGA responds to Lords economic affairs committee report on social care funding

“This significant report echoes many of our own calls for adult social care to be given a long-term, sustainable funding settlement for the benefit of the millions of people who use and work in these services."

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LGA responds to Ofsted report on children's social care

“Councils have pulled out all the stops to protect children’s budgets but are now being forced to cut funding for vital services such as early intervention support, leaving some children having to reach crisis point before they get help."