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LGA: Number of councillors feeling personally at risk in role reaches new high

The number of local councillors who have reported feeling at risk in their role due to rising levels of abuse and intimidation has increased to a new high in the last year.

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LGA response to streamlined funding announcement

“Making it easier to access vital funding is a valued move by government, which will boost levelling up and help reinvigorate our communities."

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LGA Chair Cllr Shaun Davies' speech to the LGA Annual Conference 2023

Cllr Davies address the LGA Annual Conference on 4 July 2023.

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Launch of Office for Local Government – LGA response

“Councils are responsible for shaping their places and to do this effectively they need data about the activities and performance of the rest of the public sector (including central government) in their local authority area. Therefore, the new Local Authority Data Explorer should include a wider set of metrics in future and not just those about council performance. 

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Afghan homelessness fears as LGA warns of asylum and resettlement pressures

The LGA is calling for the Government to work with councils on a jointly managed, locally driven process to asylum and resettlement that properly takes into account pressures on local areas and public services.

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LGA analysis - Councils face almost £3 billion funding gap over next two years

Councils in England face a funding gap of almost £3 billion over the next two years just to keep services standing still, new analysis by the Local Government Association reveals today.

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“Generational step-change” needed in council housebuilding

Every area in England should be handed a new local housing deal by 2025 to spark a “generational step-change” in council housebuilding.

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LGA statement on ability of councils to decide how to address workforce challenges

"More than nine in 10 councils are experiencing staff recruitment and retention difficulties across a diverse range of skills, professions and occupations."

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‘Vitally important lifeline’: LGA on £60m swimming pool support

“Public swimming pools are vitally important to the health of our communities and in teaching people how to swim, so this extra funding will be a lifeline in keeping them open."


Focus on waste reduction needed – LGA on NAO report

"While more needs to be done to boost recycling to reach national targets and even higher standards, avoiding creating waste in the first place is the best way to decrease how much ends up in landfill."