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Transport

LGA responds to NAO report on the Government's road investment strategy

22 March 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Transport spokesman responds to an NAO report on the Government's road investment strategy.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to APPG for Children's report into children's social care

21 March 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, responds to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children's report into Children's Social Care in England which found that increasing demand and cuts to funding are putting services under immense pressure.

LGA responds to BBC Panorama home care investigation

20 March 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to BBC Panorama's investigation revealing 95 councils have had home-care contracts handed back by private companies.

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Community safety

‘Idyllic' countryside masking poor rural health

18 March 2017

Poor health in rural areas is being "masked" by idyllic images of the countryside, local government and public health leaders warn today.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to Local Government Ombudsman's report into school transport

17 March 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Local Government Ombudsman's report into school transport.

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Children and young people

Vital school support services at risk following funding cut

16 March 2017

Councils are warning they could fail to meet their legal duties to protect school children, under new rules and funding arrangements announced by government.

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Health

LGA responds to Health Committee report on suicide prevention

16 March 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the Health Committee's report on suicide prevention.

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Latest news

98 per cent of authorities opt into PSAA National Auditor Appointment Scheme

13 March 2017

More than 98 per cent of authorities have opted to join the national auditor appointment scheme developed and managed by Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd (PSAA).

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Adult social care

LGA responds to Law Commission report on DoLS

13 March 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe , Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the Law Commission's report on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

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Transport

LGA responds to campaign for better transport report about bus funding

13 March 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Transport spokesman, says councils have long called for more freedom to improve services and it is vital that, with the Bus Services Bill currently going through Parliament, government recognises this.