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LGA: Taxi reforms urgently needed as licensed driver numbers hit record high

​​​​​​​Outdated and flawed taxi laws need urgently reforming as new figures show the number of licensed drivers and vehicles have hit a record high, the Local Government Association says today.

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School transport under threat as bill set to rise to £1.2 billion by 2024

Unsustainable costs and demand pressures are set to push councils’ bill for providing free home to school transport to £1.2 billion a year by 2024, new analysis by the LGA reveals.

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LGA responds to Select Committee report on business rates system

“With councils facing extra cost pressures of at least £2.5 billion a year, the next Government needs to commit to moving forward with vital business rates reforms and the LGA looks forward to working with the Government to make this happen.”

Grenfell Tower inquiry report: LGA response

Lord Porter, LGA building safety spokesman, responds to the publication of the Grenfell Tower inquiry report.


LGA and NALC join forces to tackle loneliness

"Working together and toward a common goal we can build connected communities equipped and resourced to respond effectively to a wide range of needs.”


LGA responds to DfT backing for roads funding

“Councils are on the side of all road users, and are working hard to try and keep our roads safe and resilient, and despite significant funding pressures, are fixing a pothole every 17 seconds."


LGA report: Attracting investment for local infrastructure: a guide for councils

“Councils have proven that they are already leaders of place. This guidance will help councils to attract investment in the right infrastructure to help their communities meet their full potential.” 

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Thousands of young people missing out on vital careers support, councils warn

School pupils and college students will miss out on a government programme designed to prepare children for life after school or higher education, councils warn today.

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LGA responds to Government pocket parks programme

The LGA has long made the case for the importance of green and outdoor spaces for people’s health and wellbeing.

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Councils leading the way on digital inclusion

“As part of the LGA’s wider sector-led improvement offer, the Digital Inclusion programme is helping councils to reach out and provide a vital service for residents who don’t have access or confidence to use digital platforms."