9 February 2016
Read the Local Government Association's briefing on the final Local Government Finance Settlement 2016/17
8 February 2016
Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association responds to the final Local Government Finance Settlement announced today.
4 February 2016
Cllr Peter Box, LGA Transport spokesman, responds to a survey by the Campaign for Better Transport about subsidised bus services.
9 February 2016
Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. The Innovative Councils database brings together many of the innovative programmes councils are involved in.
4 February 2016
Cllr Roy Perry responds to the launch of an inquiry into local authority run children's social care by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children.
5 February 2016
Councillor Izzi Seccombe, the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing spokesperson, responds to Lord Carter's report on delayed discharges.
This resource aims to keep member councils up-to-speed with developments during extreme weather events. With increasing flood risk, there are significant challenges for local authorities in helping their communities.
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Cllr Roy Perry, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People's Board responds to the Public Accounts Committee's report on care leavers' transition to adulthood.
Cllr Roy Perry, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to 'Protecting children from harm: A critical assessment of child sexual abuse in the family network and priorities for action' published by the Children's Commissioner.
Headteachers should be allowed to follow a ‘common sense' approach to allowing parents to take children out of school during term-time.
The number of children in custody risks increasing if plans to reduce in-year funding for Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) by an additional £9 million go ahead, council leaders warn today.
LGA responds to £30 million adoption funding announcement in today's Budget.
Two in five council areas could still have more primary pupils ready to start school than places for them by September 2016, council leaders warn.
Predatory men suspected of grooming children for sex could be stopped immediately if a new type of banning order was introduced by the new government, local government leaders say.
Too many youngsters are being failed by a national ‘bums on seats' approach to post-16 education, warns the LGA.
More than a million unemployed people are falling through cracks in national work schemes that are failing to reach some of the most vulnerable jobseekers, councils warn today.
The true quality of activity to tackle child abuse and neglect across the country could be being obscured because of Ofsted's blinkered approach to inspecting children's services, local government leaders are warning today.
Protecting children is one of the most important things councils do. This resource brings together, in one place, resources to help councils raise awareness of this issue within their own organisation, with their local partners and their communities.
The £12 billion cost of creating places for the 900,000 extra pupils expected at England's schools over the next decade could push schools to breaking point, council leaders are warning.
The Home Secretary Theresa May and Justice Secretary Chris Grayling have announced an extra £7 million funding to help victims of sexual violence. The funding will run to the end of the 2015/16 financial year.
Female Genital mutilation is a serious form of child abuse and violence against women and girls. Councils have a key statutory role to play in safeguarding children and protecting the health and wellbeing of all women and girls.
The LGA report, 'Our ambition for children and young people' aims to support a radical rewiring of local public services. It sets out four high level ambitions and groups 'core measures' underneath them.
Any decision to postpone the opening of a new free school must be made before national offer day to ensure families aren't left disappointed and so valuable school places are freed up for other children, council leaders say.
Responding to figures that show growing number of parents are being fined or convicted for truancy, LGA spokesman Cllr David Simmonds CBE said head teachers should be trusted to make decisions about a child's absence without being forced to start prosecutions
Student performance should not just be judged on short-term outcomes such as exam results: finding employment should count too, say council leaders.