Debate, not hate

Campaign against abuse of councillors

SEND support funding gap

Vital support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is facing a potential funding gap this year of more than half a billion pounds, according to the results of interim research commissioned by the LGA.

Councils and careers

Essex County Council is working in partnership with Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock councils, business and education partners to build a local skills offer that meets the needs of local employers and gives residents the tools they need to prosper.

Capturing land value

Central and local government should be able to capture more of the increase in the value of land that occurs when planning permission is granted, to help pay for new local infrastructure and affordable housing.

Domestic abuse

The Home Affairs Committee has recommended making councils legally responsible for providing refuge for victims of domestic abuse, supported by ring-fenced government funding.

Sharing services

A spin-off of the Productivity Experts programme, the Shared Service Expert Programme can help connect your council with others wishing to start a new shared service.