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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 response to the Domestic Abuse Commissioner's report into local domestic abuse services

“Only with long-term, reliable funding, can councils help safeguard individuals and families from the physical and psychological harm caused by domestic abuse."

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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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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.


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."

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LGA responds to ADCS 'Childhood Matters' report

“To give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential, we would like to see a cross-Government commitment to children, ensuring that every department plays its part in creating good childhoods."