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LGA Media Releases

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Children and young people

Unaccompanied child asylum seeker costs must be reimbursed

31 July 2015

Cllr David Simmonds CBE, Deputy Chairman of the LGA, said: "Councils are rallying together to help deal with the current emergency situation, but with around a third of migrants aged under 18, the LGA is calling on government to commit to reimburse the costs in full as the strain on already-stretched children's services budgets risks becoming unsustainable."

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Health

LGA response to government consultation on proposed public health funding reductions

31 July 2015

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA Community Wellbeing Board, said: "A £200 million in-year reduction in public health funding will clearly impact on councils' ability to improve the public's health and wellbeing as well as reduce demand for hospital, health and social care services."

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Latest news

Funding for free wifi in libraries secured

28 July 2015

Libraries Taskforce secures further funding to roll out free WiFi in public libraries across England.

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Latest news

Mark Lloyd appointed new LGA Chief Executive

28 July 2015

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive at Cambridgeshire County Council, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Local Government Association, following interviews with the LGA's political leadership

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Campaign to find new councillors launches in Rotherham

27 July 2015

A campaign to find a new generation of councillors with a commitment to represent local residents and a passion for change was launched in Rotherham today.

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Environment

Fly-tipping: Councils call for urgent action to save the nation's countryside

25 July 2015

Read LGA Environment Spokesman Cllr Peter Box on the blight of fly-tipping in this green and pleasant land.

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Improvement

Government drive to use land and property for growth

23 July 2015

One Public Estate – a programme run by the Cabinet Office and the Local Government Association – encourages local councils to share buildings and services to reduce costs and boost development.

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Finance

LGA responds to proposed 40 per cent cuts

22 July 2015

Councils respond to the government's proposed 40 per cent cut to departmental budgets.

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Localism

Decentralisation and devolution inquiry opens

21 July 2015

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution in the UK is calling for evidence after launching a far-reaching inquiry on devolution and constitutional reform.

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Housing

Reducing Social rents will cost councils £2.6 Billion by 2019/20

21 July 2015

Proposals to reduce rents paid by tenants in social housing in England by 1 per cent a year will cost councils £2.6 billion by 2019/20, new analysis reveals today.