Councils will need billions in extra funding to address growing funding gaps, a new independent report finds.
The number of children referred to children’s social care services for support fell by almost a fifth during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, according to LGA analysis.
Councils have been given powers to ensure pubs and restaurants take their customers’ contact details, and will administer new support funding for people on low incomes to help them self-isolate.
New analysis by the LGA has revealed that up to a third of local areas in England risk being oversubscribed for secondary school places within five years, leaving almost 80,000 young people and their families at risk of missing out on a place.
Leaders from more than 100 sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to the Prime Minister requesting an urgent support package for the sector – or risk fuelling physical inactivity and related illnesses for a generation.