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Prevention should be priority for ICSs – LGA on Government response to Hewitt review

Without resources specifically earmarked for prevention, we will not see the radical step change in NHS investment that is required to turn the curve on a growing burden of ill-health and long-term conditions.

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LGA on Government’s creative industries sector vision

“We are delighted to see the Government prioritising the creative industries, one of the fastest growing sections of our economy."

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LGA on round two Local Authority Housing Fund

“We are pleased that the Government is continuing to work with the LGA and councils on funding to help families move to their own homes, reduce homelessness risks and help local partners acquire more housing."


LGA launches Sector Support Programme 2023/24

The Local Government Association has launched its Sector Support Programme for 2023/24 to provide councils with the tools and support they need to deliver vital local services to communities, while helping to address challenges, drive forward change and improvement.

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LGA responds to NHS pay agreement

It is positive that the Government has acted on calls from the LGA to fund increases in pay for hard working NHS staff working in council commissioned community services.

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LGA responds to Brake report into school road safety

Councils have introduced traffic calming measures including speed restrictions, School Streets, enforcement cameras and crossing patrols to ensure those walking and cycling to schools can do so safely.

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Newly updated Burgundy Book launched for school teachers

A handbook setting out the conditions of service for school teachers in England and Wales has been updated for the first time in over two decades.

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LGA responds to Heat Health Alert announcement

No-one is immune to the power of the sun and we know that there is growing evidence to suggest that extreme heat has an adverse effect on our health.

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Social care must remain rooted in local government – LGA on Fabian Society report

“Councils know their communities best, lead important work with local partners that supports and improves people’s wellbeing, and – with the right resources – will continually strive for improved performance and innovation in the way care and support is commissioned and delivered.”

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Councils sound alarm on local climate threats

“The impacts of climate change are going to intensify into the future and councils are warning people and places will be left increasingly vulnerable without further preparation."