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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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'Councils cannot afford to carry out work on high rises' - LGA latest on fire safety tests

Councils with a combination of ACM cladding and insulation on their high-rise blocks have already taken steps and put in measures to reassure residents about safety.

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'Devolution deadlock' putting economic growth across England at risk

Opportunities for billions of pounds worth of economic growth and hundreds of thousands of new jobs and homes risk being lost as a result of “devolution deadlock” across the country.

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'Home-owning hopelessness' as private renters fear they'll never get on property ladder

Nearly two thirds (63 per cent) of private renters in England never expect to buy their own property because they won’t be able to afford one, as councils warn of the nation's growing "home-owning hopelessness".

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'Let all councils borrow to build' LGA Senior Vice Chair Cllr Nick Forbes urges Government at Treasury Select Committee

Cllr Nick Forbes, Senior Vice-Chair of the Local Government Association, has today urged the Government to allow all councils to borrow to build, in an appearance before the House of Commons’ Treasury Select Committee.

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'Residential revolution' needed for England's ageing population, says LGA

The number of specialist homes for older people will need to increase by 400,000 units in less than 20 years as a result of our ageing population, new analysis by the Local Government Association reveals today.

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'Urgent clarity' needed on EU funds, councils warn

The LGA has today called on the Government to provide urgent clarity over how it will replace current European Union Structural Funds once the UK leaves the EU.

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500 child protection investigations carried out every single day

With 90 children entering the care system every single day last year, the LGA is calling on the Government to use the upcoming Local Government Finance Settlement to resolve the £2billion funding gap that is facing children’s services by 2020.

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75p in every £1 of core government funding to councils cut by 2020

Securing the financial sustainability of councils and vital local services must be the top priority for the new government, the leader of local government in England will say today.

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Almost 60p in every £1 of council tax could be spent on social care by 2020

New analysis by the LGA illustrates the strain being placed on council budgets as a result of the rising demand for adult social care and children’s services.