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LGA Media Releases

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Culture

LGA statement on National Libraries day

6 February 2016

Councillor Ian Stephens, Chair of the LGA Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, comments on National Libraries Day.

Response to Lord Carter's report on delayed discharges

5 February 2016

Councillor Izzi Seccombe, the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing spokesperson, responds to Lord Carter's report on delayed discharges.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to launch of inquiry into children's social care

4 February 2016

Cllr Roy Perry responds to the launch of an inquiry into local authority run children's social care by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children.

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Transport

LGA responds to survey of subsidised bus services by the Campaign for Better Transport

4 February 2016

Cllr Peter Box, LGA Transport spokesman, responds to a survey by the Campaign for Better Transport about subsidised bus services.

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Localism

LGA responds to CLG committee devolution report

3 February 2016

LGA Chairman Lord Porter responds to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee's report on ‘Devolution: The Next Five Years and Beyond'.

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Health

Councils respond to ADPH report on impact of public health funding reductions

3 February 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe responds to the Association of Directors of Public Health's report on the impact of the cuts to the public health grants.

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Localism

LGA responds to Sunday trading laws announcement

2 February 2016

Our response to the Business Secretary's announcement today that Sunday trading laws will be devolved to councils.

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Health

Councils remain in the dark over public health funding

1 February 2016

Councils are still to be formally told their individual public health funding settlements for 2016/17 and 2017/18. They now face a race against time to plan services, once their settlements are eventually announced, warns the LGA.

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Finance

Transitional support needed for councils following funding shake-up

1 February 2016

Transitional support is needed for councils over the next two years or the impact of government funding changes risk leaving many at financial breaking point and the existence of some local services under threat, the Local Government Association is warning.

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Housing

Illegal eviction prosecutions show councils are cracking down on rogue landlords

30 January 2016

Rogue landlords are being weeded out by councils for some of the worst cases of illegal eviction - including one who forced a family of nine into a garage.