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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on local government finance

“The Committee is right to recognise our call for securing the sustainability of local services to be the Government’s top priority."

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Spending Review announcement: LGA response

“Vital local services provided by councils face a funding gap of more than £5 billion next year, rising to £8 billion by 2025."


LGA responds to Ombudsman report on complaints 2018-19

Cllr Peter Fleming, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Improvement and Innovation Board, responds to to the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman ‘Review of local government complaints 2018-19.

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LGA responds to PAC report concerns over LEP spending and accountability

“With recent research carried out by the LGA revealing that just 20 per cent of people know that their LEP exists or what it is responsible for, this report shows that councils are right to be concerned that the Government does not fully recognise the stretched capacity of individual LEPs to carry out their work or meet new governance standards."


One in three councils fear funding for legal duties will run out within three years

A third of councils fear they will run out of funding to provide their statutory services – such as adult social care, protecting children and preventing homelessness – by the end of this Parliament.

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Councils sharing services save taxpayers more than £1 billion

The latest shared services map from the Local Government Association (LGA), published today, shows that there are now 626 individual shared service arrangements across the country resulting in £1.34 billion of efficiency savings.

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LGA responds to IFS report on council funding

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, responds to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies on local government funding.


Local Government Mutual opens for business

The Local Government Mutual is open for business with LGA member councils invited to find out how it can potentially provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional insurance services and save them money.


LGA responds to IFS report on local taxation

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, responds to the report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the devolution of local taxation to councils.


LGA responds to Spring Statement 2019

“With councils still facing a funding gap of more than £3 billion in 2019/20, it is disappointing that the Chancellor has missed the opportunity to use today’s Spring Statement to provide further desperately-needed funding for our under-pressure local services this year.