Celebrating 175 years of Directors of Public Health
Blog post from Councillor David Fothergill celebrating the achievements of Directors of Public Health and where it all started in 1847 when Liverpool became the first city in the world to appoint an officer of health.
LGA responds to RAC report into state of local road surfaces
"Despite the efforts of councils, which repair a pothole every 19 seconds, our local roads repair backlog is rising, with latest estimates showing it would take over £12 billion and ten years to clear."
Improving adult skills is vital to individual progression in work and to the productive growth of the economy. The LGA commissioned this study, by the Heseltine Institute at the University of Liverpool, to evidence the continuing need for improved adult skills and the contribution of local government to delivering inclusive, economically relevant and place-based training.
LGA responds to Which? survey on slow take-up of broadband social tariffs
“Fast and reliable internet access is an everyday necessity for households and it is essential that providers play their part by offering and raising awareness of their social tariffs, which should include reasonable broadband speeds."
Debate on e-petition 615623 relating to staff-child ratios in early years childcare, 14 November 2022
The LGA has long highlighted that funding for early entitlements is insufficient, which is resulting in a recruitment and retainment crisis in the sector, impacting the quality of childcare provision and the availability of good support for children, particularly those with special education needs and disabilities (SEND).
LGA responds to NAO report on support for vulnerable adolescents
“This report builds on the concerns raised by councils and the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care around the need for far better join up across government, working with councils, to support vulnerable adolescents.