“Their bravery and determination in helping women win the right to vote and make it possible to play a full part in our democracy serves as an inspiration to us all. This acts as a timely reminder of not only what has been achieved, but also what more needs to be done."
"It’s positive to see the Government has allocated an £8 million fund towards support for children who witness domestic abuse, and help with their recovery through locally commissioned projects. However, considerably more must still be done."
“Councils must be given the resources they need to work with young people and prevent their involvement in crime in the first place, rather than simply picking up the pieces after offences have been committed."
“We are pleased that the Government has listened to the concerns of the LGA, local councils and our partners across the public sector and decided against the introduction of mandatory reporting of child abuse."
“The long-awaited reforms promised following this summer’s Green Paper need to help people to plan for their or their loved ones’ future care needs while providing a sustainable funding solution to ensure they receive high-quality care which best meets their needs.”
“These figures are an early warning that the Apprenticeship Levy must be improved if it is to deliver the right training at the right time both for employers and for those wishing to pursue an apprenticeship."
“It is vital that we maximise the potential that the further localisation of business rates offers to our local communities and businesses.
“With local government facing an overall funding gap that will exceed £5 billion by 2020, we remain clear that councils must first and foremost be able to use extra business rates income to plug this growing gap. A fairer system of distributing funding between councils is urgently needed and this distribution mechanism, along with the way the new system of business rates retention is set up, should take into account issues such as those identified in the