New ‘county deals’ will help devolve power to local communities beyond England’s biggest cities, the Prime Minister has said in a keynote speech on the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.
New analysis by the LGA has revealed that councils are being forced to spend more than five times as much on housing people who are homeless in bed and breakfast accommodation as they were a decade ago.
The LGA has warned that girls and young women are being deliberately and increasingly recruited into drug-dealing ‘county lines’ gangs and subjected to horrific sexual violence.
A cross-Whitehall strategy is needed to put children and young people at the heart of the pandemic recovery and ensure every child can regain lost learning and life experiences, the LGA has said.
More than 39,000 care home residents died with coronavirus in England in the year from 10 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, new figures suggest.