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LGA responds to HCLG Committee inquiry launch into adult social care funding

“This cross-party inquiry will be another important contributor to how we can sustainably pay for social care services, which have been seriously impacted by the pandemic but also affected by decades of delayed reforms by successive governments of different political colours.”

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Councils respond to Budget 2021

“Public finances are undoubtedly under huge strain but investment in our local services will be vital for our national economic and social recovery."

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LGA responds to NAO report on reducing carbon emissions from cars

With longer-term certainty of funding and sufficient access to independent expert support, councils can help motorists switch to zero emission vehicles to achieve the Government's 2050 target.

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LGA responds to PAC report on managing flood risks

"We are pleased the inquiry highlights the need for better understanding of whether funding to each local authority matches the level of flood risk it faces."

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Addressing post-pandemic long-term unemployment needs targeted local solutions

“As democratically elected leaders and place shapers, local government is the natural partner of central government and is ideally placed to try and ensure that those out of work as a result of the pandemic are supported back into employment as quickly as possible.”

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LGA responds to rough sleeping figures

“Councils, working closely with central government, have put in a monumental effort since the start of the pandemic and the Everyone In initiative to rapidly get the vast majority of people sleeping rough off the streets and into safe and suitable accommodation."

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LGA responds to annual fly-tipping statistics

Fly-tipping is inexcusable. It is not only an eyesore for residents, but a serious public health risk, costing local taxpayers almost £50 million a year to clear up.

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LGA responds to NHS Providers briefing on the future of public health

“We support the Government’s previous review which concluded that responsibility for public health services rightly belongs with councils, but that there also needs to be much stronger joint commissioning of these services between local government and the NHS."

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LGA responds to roadmap out of lockdown announcement

“Councils will do all they can to turn this roadmap into a reality by building on successful work with the NHS on the vaccination roll-out."

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LGA responds to announcement that unregulated accommodation for vulnerable children under 16 will be banned

Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, said: “Today’s announcements are positive steps towards ensuring that all children in care live in good quality homes that meet their needs and help them to thrive."