Moving the conversation on

We have published a series of papers, commissioned by LGA boards, which start the new thinking around building the case for long term, sustained investment in local government as well as laying out the positive outcomes this would deliver for the country.

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In the 2018 Spring Statement, the Chancellor committed to increasing public spending if public finances continue to improve. In the Spending Review, if it is to deliver its own priorities, the Government must focus on funding for local services and work in partnership with councils. The risks of not doing so are too great.

By properly funding local services and giving councils the powers to work on behalf of their communities, local government can be the driving force for a new chapter in our country’s history. Councils can be the solution to the challenges our country is facing.

Over the coming months, we will be seeking your thoughts and evidence to further strengthen the rallying call to Government. 

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Moving the conversation on

By properly funding local services and giving councils the powers to work on behalf of their communities, local government can be the driving force for a new chapter in our country’s history. Councils can be the solution to the challenges our country is facing.

 

 


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Local government funding 

We are highlighting the funding gap facing local services by 2025 to illustrate that, despite council’s extensive work to make services more cost efficient, many local authorities are at, the tipping point. 

 

 

 


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Housing, planning and homelessness

In life every one of us needs a stable and secure home, it is central to leading healthy, fulfilled and productive lives. But for too many people housing is unavailable, unaffordable, or not appropriate for what they need.

 

 

 


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Brexit 

 In this report we offer clear options to both mitigate risks and capitalise on opportunities which may arise from Brexit.

 

 

 


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Improving schools 

We believe that it is only through working in partnership that councils, central government, schools and academies can come together to meet the challenges currently facing the education system.

 

 

 


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 The future of non-metropolitan England

If Britain is to make the most of a successful future outside the European Union it will need to ensure communities across England have the powers and resources to take control of the opportunities, the offers and the challenges that can only be addressed at the local level
 

 


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A sustainable adult social care and support system for the long term

Ahead of the green paper on the future of adult social care, we are publishing a series of think pieces where sector experts address issues at the heart of the debate to help define what a system fit for future generations might look like.