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#OurDay – a day in the life of local government

21 November 2017 marked #OurDay, the annual social media event that celebrates the diverse work carried out by councils up and down the country.

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24-hour tweetathon shows a day in the life of local government

#OurDay has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and we know we can make this the biggest and best yet."

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Budget 2020: LGA responds to Armed Forces Covenant funding

"There are two million veterans across the country and councils provide a range of services that help them and their families, including housing, money advice, employment support and health and wellbeing services."

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Coronavirus: LGA urges end to 'unacceptable' attacks on council staff

“Local government workers should always be respected and valued – even more so in these challenging times – when they are needed more than ever."

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Free school meals: One million more school children could be fed if the sign-up process eased, councils urge

More than a million additional school children could receive free school meals and be entitled to extra support funding if the sign-up process for the scheme was simplified and extended to more families.

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LGA - Highlight the valuable work of local government during the pandemic this #CouncilsCan Day

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, councils have provided crucial local leadership and delivered services that have been absolutely essential in protecting lives and livelihoods, and keeping communities running.

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LGA responds to Children and Social Work Bill amendment

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, responded to the amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill.

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LGA responds to Christians Against Poverty report on council and Government debt collection

"Councils understand the pressures people on low incomes are under and will support people who are in financial difficulty wherever possible."

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LGA responds to cost of living announcement

“We are pleased the Chancellor has acted on calls by the LGA, councils and partners to increase and extend the Household Support Fund to the end of this financial year."

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LGA responds to Crisis analysis on rough sleeping

Homelessness is everyone’s business, and councils need the help of health, employment, and housing partners to deliver ambitions to end it.