The leader of the LGA’s Labour Group and the former Conservative leader of Trafford Council were among the local government recipients of New Year Honours.
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People with disabilities who want to stand for election to councils and other local authorities can now access a new £250,000 EnAble Fund
The Government has announced several billion pounds of additional funding for Brexit preparations, including £35 million for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
The LGA continues to highlight council preparations for snow and bad weather.
Eight local authorities will each receive a £25,000 grant from the LGA to help them apply behavioural insights to their biggest service challenges.
Local authorities have been warned not to “throw out the rule book” when redesigning services in the face of budget and resource pressures.