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LGA responds to DHSC health and social care leadership review

“Moving forwards, it is essential that the Government creates the conditions that allow for growth of leadership by delegating decision making to a local level and giving leaders freedom and flexibility to develop partnerships and deliver locally agreed priorities with minimum regulatory burden."

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LGA responds to PAC report on levelling up funding

“Timely, sustainable funding for levelling up, including the full rollout of UKSPF allocations, alongside clear and measurable targets as specified in this report would go a long way to achieving local solutions to the national challenges we face and ensure all parts of the country are able to prosper in future.”

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Employers respond to local government unions’ pay claim

"We will be consulting with councils during June to seek their views which will inform the National Employers’ response to the unions."

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2022 Local Government Apprentice of the Year announced

Chantelle Holt from North Norfolk District Council has been named as the 2022 Local Government Apprentice of the Year.

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LGA response: Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) report ‘Beds in the NHS’

“The LGA has been warning of the increasingly urgent need for sustainable funding and support for social care for some time and vital action is needed to improve this situation not just to free-up hospital beds, but to put social care on a sustainable footing, recruit and retain and increase the pay of staff and allow the sector to thrive.”

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LGA responds to cost of living announcement

“We are pleased the Chancellor has acted on calls by the LGA, councils and partners to increase and extend the Household Support Fund to the end of this financial year."

LGA responds to National Panel Review

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, responds to the National Panel Review into the deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson.

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LGA responds to the publication of the Draft Victims Bill

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Chair of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the publication of the draft Victims Bill.

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LGA responds to County Councils Network and Newton report

“Potential underfunding of these reforms would only exacerbate pre-existing significant pressures, which the reforms – and the funding for them – do nothing to address."

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LGA responds to Monkeypox cases

“The outbreak has highlighted the important health protection work of local authority commissioned sexual health services."