A new report commissioned by the LGA has shown schools that remain with their council are more likely to keep a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating than those that become an academy.
The LGA has called for an extension to the date by which apprenticeship levy funding should be spent, and for a shake-up of the programme to help boost the number of apprenticeships.
Victims of domestic abuse will be better protected by a new legal duty for councils to provide secure homes for them and their children.
A pilot project providing £8.5 million to help deliver thousands of ‘discounted’ homes for younger people and families has been launched by Housing Minister Kit Malthouse.
Motorists could be putting their lives at risk buying dangerous second-hand tyres, with nearly half of used tyres in some areas being sold illegally, the LGA has warned.