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Housing crisis: Over 4,500 classrooms worth of children stuck in temporary accommodation over summer holidays

As pupils have broken up from school, 119,830 children in England will be living in temporary accommodation during the end-of-year break, according to latest government figures.

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LGA responds to £338 million government investment in walking and cycling

“Councils are at the heart of promoting and enabling more sustainable local journeys, and more government support for cycle lanes and new Highway Code guidance to make it safer on the roads will help us deliver safer cycling options to get more people on their bikes."

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LGA: COVID-19 has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities

“COVID-19 has cruelly exposed and exacerbated the many social and health problems which existed before the pandemic, that need to be urgently addressed as part of our national recovery."

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LGA responds to Sport in our Communities select committee report 

"This report rightly recognises that local government is at the forefront of providing facilities, supporting both formal and informal opportunities for activities, and accessible to all members of the community."

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LGA responds to appointment of new NHS England Chief Executive

"Amanda Pritchard is a highly respected and experienced senior leader in the NHS and her appointment comes at a crucial time, not only in our recovery from the pandemic, but also during an ambitious transformation agenda being taken forward in the Health and Care Bill."

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LGA responds to National Disability Strategy

“The forthcoming Spending Review is an opportunity to ensure that councils have the necessary funding to achieve real and lasting change for disabled people."

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Council employees’ improved pay offer announced

Council employees have been offered an improved pay increase

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LGA responds to Beating Crime Plan

“We are pleased to see the planned extension of Project Adder, and it is good to see anti-social behaviour recognised as an issue to be tackled in this plan."

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LGA responds to Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping interim report

“We want to work closely with government on a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy, which sees councils supported with long-term funding to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place, with the changes to welfare benefits introduced following the coronavirus outbreak maintained for as long as they are needed.”

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Eight in 10 say it is important to have a say on all housing in their local area

A survey by the LGA, which represents councils, found 82 per cent of respondents felt it was important to be able to comment on individual plans for all housing developments in their local area.