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LGA responds to PWLB rate rise

“This 1 per cent PWLB rate increase could cost councils an extra £70 million a year for borrowing to be undertaken in the next year."


LGA responds to Money Advice Trust report on use of bailiffs

“Anyone having trouble paying their council bills should get in touch with their local authority for financial help and advice.”


LGA responds to Government Spending Round

“We are delighted that today’s Spending Round has delivered a funding package of more than £3.5 billion for our vital local services next year."

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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.