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LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on lost generation of teenagers

"Councils share the Commissioner’s concerns about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on vulnerable teenagers."

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to CfBT report on COVID-19 recovery

“We share this report’s ambition to see improvements to our transport system and a green recovery."

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LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths

"Staff working in care homes and those providing care in people’s own homes have done an incredible job, in extremely challenging circumstances, to protect those they care for throughout this crisis."

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LGA responds to latest smoking habits figures

“Council public health teams work hard to help reduce smoking rates in their areas, alongside local charities and community groups, and it is testament to their efforts that smoking rates continue to fall."

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LGA responds to Government's arts funding announcement

“It is great that the Government has recognised the importance of culture to the social fabric of our nation by announcing this funding which will be a lifeline to many theatres, galleries and museums which have been severely impacted by coronavirus."

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to publication of Pillar 2 testing data

“The most important thing is that the public and those working on the frontline get a complete picture of the impact this virus has had in our neighbourhoods and in our communities."

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LGA responds to ONS figures on coronavirus care homes deaths

"Nearly a third of all deaths in care homes involved coronavirus and we need to do all we can to keep drastically reducing this. The Government’s announcement today of regular testing of care home residents and staff will help with preventing the spread of infection, but we must remain vigilant."

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LGA responds to tourism funding announcement

“We are pleased that the Government recognises the important role that tourism plays in boosting the UK economy and that it has provided this much needed funding."

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LGA responds to Which? report on support for vulnerable people to access food

"We urge anybody who is struggling with access to food, whether they are part of the shielded cohort or vulnerable for other reasons, to contact their local council who will be able to help put in place arrangements to support them."

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LGA responds to launch of second phase of independent review into drugs misuse

"Working with government alongside local NHS, community groups and other partners, councils want to ensure everyone gets the support they need wherever possible."