The LGA's media office provides the national voice of local government in England and Wales on the major issues of the day for national, regional and local press.
Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Environment spokesman, responds to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on the Government’s 25 year Environment Plan.
People should avoid buying cheap fireworks from suspect outlets which could leave them with life-changing injuries, councils and fire and rescue services urge today.
Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, Cllr Simon Blackburn, responds to the launch of the Serious and Organised Crime Strategy.
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to Which? research on people underestimating the cost of paying for a care home place.
Councils continue to face huge uncertainty about how they will pay for local services into the next decade and beyond.
Councils could generate £320 billion into the country’s economy over the next 50 years if they were able to build a “new generation” of high-quality council housing, the Local Government Association says today.
Council leaders say these figures prove why it is vital the Chancellor announces new funding for children’s services in Monday’s Autumn Budget.
Only 15 per cent of adults say they are making plans for how they will pay for care they might need in the future.
“This provision is now under threat unless government commits to an extra year of funding in 2020/21 as part of wider work to find a long-term sustainable funding solution in the Spending Review."
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to survey by the Care and Support Alliance.
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