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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."

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LGA responds to Environmental Audit Committee report on putting nature and net zero at the heart of our economic recovery

“Long-term funding would empower councils to be able to properly plan activity focused on the needs of local communities as a whole to support the delivery of net zero.”

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LGA responds to Sports England’s ‘People and Places’ report

This report recognises the critical importance of a place-based approach to supporting communities to be active.

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LGA responds to expansion to shielding

"It is crucial that councils receive regular access to data and long term funding so they can reach out to everyone who needs support as quickly as possible."

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LGA: Councils playing leading local role in vaccine rollout success

“Councils are playing a vital role in the vaccination programme that has now seen over 13 million people receive their first COVID-19 vaccine."

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LGA responds to Health and Care white paper

“This white paper provides a promising base on which to build stronger working relationships between local government and the NHS, as equal partners, to address the wider determinants of health and deliver better and more coordinated health and care services"