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Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill

“The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse. At the very least if the Government is to proceed, it should fully fund it in the Spending Review.”

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LGA responds to CQC State of Care report

“The Spending Review and forthcoming white paper must set out how immediate and short-term pressures in social care will be addressed, involving councils, care workers and those with lived experience, if we are to build back better and develop a care and support system fit for the future.”

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LGA responds to funding for adult social care workforce

“Next week’s Spending Review will need to provide sustainable funding to help councils and providers plan with confidence over a longer-term as opposed to one-off, time-limited injections of funding."

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LGA responds to NHS Digital report into number of social care requests

The LGA responds to the 2020/21 adult social care finance and activity report for England, published by NHS Digital.

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Local leaders call for long term funding certainty for councils in Spending Review

“Investing in local places is in the national interest and one of the most powerful tools of the levelling up agenda. We call on the Government to ensure that the Spending Review provides both long term certainty and greater levels of funding for local councils.”

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Councils respond to Health Secretary COVID-19 press conference

"The COVID-19 booster and flu jab programmes are mission critical to keeping our population safe. As we head into winter, it remains absolutely vital that we continue to minimise the spread of the virus."

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LGA responds to Health Foundation report on impact of pandemic on shielding population

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

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LGA and Health Foundation: Major health factors to be explored by councils in pioneering programme

Transforming our communities to become better places to be born, grow, live and age are at the heart of a major new programme launched and led by councils.

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LGA responds to government’s Net Zero Strategy

"As leaders of local communities, only councils can mobilise and join up the collective action to achieve net zero in our villages, towns, and cities, and are able to impact on more than a third of local emissions through housing, transport and the natural environment."

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LGA - Climate emergency: Invest in councils to green retrofit over 1,000 homes a day

“From decarbonising building stock, reducing the number of car journeys and delivering clean energy projects, councils have influence over a third of emissions from their areas and have a pivotal role to play in addressing the climate emergency.”