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Prevent poverty risk by extending vital Household Support Fund, say councils

Councils are urging the Government to extend one of its most essential schemes to help protect vulnerable households in the country.

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Councils ramp up the pace as Daily Mile reaches significant milestone

New analysis published today shows that every council in the country has a school participating in The Daily Mile.

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LGA responds to the Department for Education's new recruitment campaign for early years workers

"To ensure support to all children, councils need to be given the resources and powers to manage local childcare markets.”

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LGA statement on LUHC Committee report on local government finances

Without further funding, some councils will find themselves struggling to set balanced budgets in 2024/25 and potentially unable to do so as they look forward to 2025/26."

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LGA response to social housing allocations consultation

"We are calling on the Government to use the Budget to grant councils the flexibilities needed to resume their historic role as a major builder of affordable homes."

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Councils hail ban on single-use vapes

We’re delighted that the Government has listened to our longstanding concerns and are taking decisive action to ban single-use vapes

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LGA responds to EDSK's 20 Years of Muddling Through report

“Councils want to ensure that every child gets the very best education and schooling in life; and are best placed to understand the needs of their community and be able to provide for them."

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LGA statement on extra council funding for 2024/25

"We will continue to work with Government to achieve a sustainable long term funding settlement and updated distribution mechanisms."

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LGA responds to new childhood obesity figures

An unhealthy weight is not just a public health problem, it is everyone’s problem.

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Councils urge parents to take up MMR vaccine in light of outbreaks

Councils urge parents to take up MMR vaccine in light of outbreaks

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