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LGA responds to public health grant announcement

Responding to the announcement of councils’ public health grant for 2020/21, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “Council public health teams are working day and night to support national efforts to minimise the spread of the coronavirus. They are doing a fantastic job in extremely challenging and ever-changing circumstances. “Today’s long-awaited publication by government of public health funding from April will help councils plan how to best help communities cope with this virus outbreak and keep providing other vital

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LGA responds to Coronavirus homelessness funding announcement

“Public health, housing and social care teams will continue to work together to identify local solutions for rough sleepers most at risk, but homelessness services remain under huge pressure as a result of rising demand driven by a historic shortage of social housing.”

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LGA responds to CQC decision to stop inspections

"We respect the CQC’s decision and know it is one made in the best interests of the people who use and work in social care services."


LGA comments ahead of Commons debate on cost of school uniform

“People should never be in a position where they are worried about applying to the best school for their child because they’re worried about the cost of the uniform."

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LGA responds to local elections delay

"The swift decision is very helpful. Councils will now continue to put all of their efforts into supporting their local communities as the nation tackles COVID-19.”

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LGA responds to NAO report on free early education and childcare

Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to the NAO report on supporting disadvantaged families through free early education and childcare entitlements in England.

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LGA responds to pavement parking ban consultation

“Pavement parking and damaged pavements is one of the biggest complaints from pedestrians – and not just in London."


LGA responds to planning proposals

“Yesterday’s funding announced in the Budget for the Affordable Homes Programme was a positive step, and confirmation of the Housing Infrastructure Fund will help build new homes."

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Budget 2020: LGA responds to electric vehicle charging and air quality funding announcements

“This will help tackle climate change and the air quality challenges in our towns and cities."

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Budget 2020: LGA responds to plastic packaging tax Budget announcement

"This announcement is a step in the right direction towards reducing unnecessary plastic ending up in our environment."