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Council leaders have called for immediate action to tackle sugar consumption after new figures showed more than 45,000 teenagers and children had teeth extracted in hospital last year.
Councils have warned that Blue Badge theft in England has increased by 45% in the past 12 months.
Government rules to allow developers to convert offices into housing without planning permission has led to communities missing out on 10,000 affordable homes in the past three years, council leaders have warned
Councils have 1.4 million tonnes of salt stockpiled in preparation for winter, and have an average of nine full-size gritters each, a new survey has revealed.
Local residents’ dissatisfaction with their local councils’ services is now at the highest level at any time over the last six years, according to the latest triannual satisfaction poll from the Local Government Association (LGA).
Local government leaders have called for devices which alter a cars mileage to be banned.
The nine successful councils chosen to share £700,000 to pilot cutting edge tech social care projects have been announced.
Councils are facing a £536m funding shortfall to provide support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), new research has found today.
Nearly 400,000 children in England were referred and assessed as in need of the support of social services in 2017/18, according to the latest figures.
Council are turning their attention to next year’s Spending Review amid warnings that yesterday’s Budget announcements failed to provide long-term stability for the sector.