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LGA responds to Sport England’s Active Lives Adult Survey

Local government plays a critical role in delivering sport and fitness activities and maintaining the UK’s leisure infrastructure. It is fantastic to see so many places reopening and welcoming back their communities.

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LGA responds to new law to make school uniform costs affordable for all

Baroness Blake responds to a new law which received Royal Assent today, requiring schools to follow new statutory guidance on uniform costs, which will ensure prices are kept down.

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LGA responds to High Court Judgement on holding online and hybrid council meetings

“It is very disappointing that this last avenue to allow councils to hold online and hybrid meetings whilst COVID-19 restrictions are still in force has not been successful."

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Councils spearheading national climate change effort

To mark Earth Day, the Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, is highlighting impressive new statistics that shine a light on the work councils are doing.

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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on supporting vulnerable people during lockdown

"Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."

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LGA responds to coronavirus grant scheme extension

“This further funding will help councils to continue to provide much-needed support to low income households at risk of poverty and financial hardship as the Government continues its gradual easing of the coronavirus measures."

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Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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LGA responds to Prime Minister’s announcement of the next step of the roadmap

“Councils continue to work closely with local businesses to help high streets reopen safely and successfully again from 12 April.”

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LGA responds to new planning rules coming into force

“Local government shares the collective ambition to build more homes in the right locations, genuinely affordable for local people to either rent or buy, of high quality and the right type."

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LGA responds to expert study on COVID-19 tests and self-isolation

“The findings of this study are concerning. Although the roll-out of the vaccine is providing us with hope of a return to our normal way of life, the responsibility on us all to get ourselves tested when necessary and share our contacts on request will be needed for some time to come."