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LGA responds to ADASS adult social care assessments survey

"These alarming findings illustrate the huge everyday challenges adult social care continues to face and the impact they have on the people who draw on care and support to live their best life."

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LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Schools Bill

"It is good the Government has acted on our call for councils to be allowed to establish their own multi-academy trusts. This recognises the important role of councils as education partners and enables maintained schools to continue enjoying a close working relationship with their council."

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LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

“Turning levelling up from a political slogan to a reality will only be achieved if councils have the powers and funding they need to address regional inequality, tackle concentrations of deprivation and make towns and communities across England attractive places to live, work and visit."

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LGA statement on Queen's Speech: Modern Slavery Bill

“Councils have been at the forefront of the work to tackle the issue of modern slavery, from prevention through to the provision of support to victims."

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LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Energy Security Bill

"We need urgent efforts to decarbonise energy and insulate homes, focused on households in fuel poverty to ensure people are able to cope with the worsening cost of living crisis."

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LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Renters Reform Bill/Social Housing Regulation Bill

“We are pleased that the Government has committed to introducing legislation through the Renters Reform Bill to strengthen protections for private renters and abolish ‘no-fault evictions’. This is something the LGA and councils have been calling for the Government to introduce since it was included in its 2019 manifesto."

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LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Transport Bill

“Councils are determined to tackle climate change and are already supporting the transition to electric vehicles. It is good that the Queen’s Speech outlines ambitions to speed up this transition but councils need clarity about their role in delivering this change."

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LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Mental Health Act Reform Bill

"The LGA supports the reforms to the Mental Health Act, particularly the objective to give people a stronger say in their treatment and the intention to address rising rates of detention of people from ethnic minority backgrounds."

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Council-maintained schools outperforming academies – new research reveals

Schools that stay with their council are more likely to perform better than those that convert to an academy, a new report for the Local Government Association reveals today.

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Over 18,000 affordable houses lost in office-to-residential conversions

Permitted development rights should be removed to ensure all conversions and new developments contribute to the delivery of desperately needed affordable homes across the country.