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LGA responds to ‘Children in crisis’ report

"Councils want to work with government on a child-centred, cross-government pandemic recovery plan which offers the very best future for children and families."

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LGA launches online tool to map employment and skills provision

The Local Government Association has today launched a ground-breaking new online resource to map national employment and skills provision in every local authority in England.

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LGA responds to latest NCMP statistics on overweight and obese children

"Childhood obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges we face, made all the more difficult by the impact of the pandemic on children’s activities and lifestyles."

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LGA responds to booster vaccines for those aged 40-49 and second doses for 16 to 17 year olds

"This vaccine rollout extension will help bear down on transmission and case rates, which are still worryingly high in parts of the country, despite recent trends."

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COP26: Green economy could see nearly 700,000 green jobs created by 2030

Nearly 700,000 new green jobs could be created by 2030 if councils are given a greater role in local job creation, the Local Government Association sets out today.

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COP26 – Councils trusted most to lead the fight against climate change – new survey finds

The LGA’s survey found 40 per cent of residents trusted their council most to address the climate emergency, followed by the Government (28 per cent) and world leaders (15 per cent).

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LGA responds to Home Office announcement regarding the Safety of Women at Night Fund

"Tackling violence against women and girls and ensuring everyone can enjoy public spaces and venues at night as we return to a vibrant night-time economy is a top priority for local authorities."

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Greater investment in buses needed in the mission to net zero

Investment in bus services is urgently needed if councils are to reduce car journeys, lower carbon emissions and help the UK work towards its net zero goal by 2050 or earlier.

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LGA responds to Building Back Britain Commission report on housing shortage

"This latest report on the severe shortage of homes in some areas of the country underlines the chronic need to build more social housing where it is most needed and the role councils need to be able to play to tackle this crisis."

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Avoid dangerous home fireworks this year, councils and fire services warn

"If you plan on having a home display, check to confirm the fireworks you buy have a CE safety mark on them and use them as instructed in the safety instructions."