The LGA secured a huge political win this month, when the Prime Minister announced the full lifting of the Housing Revenue Account Borrowing Cap at the Conservative Party Conference.
Analysis by the Fawcett Society has found that, in the centenary year of some women being able to vote in parliamentary elections, 97 per cent of councils remain male-dominated.
A new survey, carried out by ComRes on behalf of the LGA, has found that the overwhelming majority of MPs (84 per cent) and Peers (76 per cent) believe additional funding should go to councils’ adult social care budgets to help tackle the funding crisis facing services.
Social care has saved the NHS almost £60 million in the past year by reducing the number of delayed transfers of care, according to new analysis by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.
Thousands of children face missing out on a secondary school place in the next five years, with more than half of all councils in England at risk of not being able to meet demand, according to new analysis by the LGA.
A report by the National Association of Head Teachers has found that 94 per cent of schools are finding it harder to meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) than they did two years ago.