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Councils need extra funding for menthol cigarette ban

"Many councils are struggling to fully staff their enforcement services and it’s important local trading standards get the funding they need to properly enforce this ban."

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LGA responds to whooping cough case spike

Councils and their directors of public health are deeply alarmed that rates of routine childhood vaccinations are in decline

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Vaping tax ‘will help tackle pocket money prices’

We urge government to ensure the proceeds from the tax are specifically targeted for environmental, public health and enforcement purposes

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LGA statement on Budget 2024

“We are pleased the Chancellor has extended the Household Support Fund (HSF), which has helped millions of households facing hardship. It is disappointing that we had to wait until the very last minute for an extension, and that it is only for a short period."


LGA publishes new report on the future of cultural services

The Local Government Association has today published seven original articles from leading policy thinkers exploring the future of local publicly funded cultural services and devolution.


Over 170 councils call for urgent extension of Household Support Fund

More than 170 council leaders have called on the Chancellor to extend the Household Support Fund for at least a year.

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LGA responds to ASH letter to Prime Minister

Councils are at the heart of efforts to create a new smokefree generation and it is important the Government introduce these measures at the earliest possible opportunity.

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New PSAA Chair announced

Bill Butler CPFA, CSyP has today been confirmed as the new Chair of Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA).

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LGA launches strengthened Corporate Peer Challenge

The Corporate Peer Challenge will now see an even greater focus on finance, data and evidence, delivering a strong assessment of council performance and productivity.

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Local government partners launch National Alliance for Cultural Services

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