The LGA's media office provides the national voice of local government in England and Wales on the major news issues of the day for national, regional and local press.

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Environment

Councils working around the clock to support flood-affected

22 November 2016

With wind and rain predicted to continue battering the nation in the wake of Storm Angus, councils are working around-the-clock to support flood-affected residents and businesses.

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Health

LGA responds to NAO report on financial sustainability of the NHS

22 November 2016

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to a National Audit Office report on the financial sustainability of the NHS.

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Housing

Pay to stay to be voluntary for councils - LGA responds

21 November 2016

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association responds to the Government announcement that Pay to Stay will be voluntary for councils.

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Finance

LGA responds to PAC report on financial sustainability of local authorities

18 November 2016

Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the Local Government Association's Resources Board, responds to a Public Accounts Committee report on the financial sustainability of local authorities.

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Latest news

LGA responds to ASA's call for change in Broadband speed advertising

17 November 2016

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA's People and Places Board, responds to the Advertising Standards Authority's (ASA) call for a change in the advertising of broadband speed claims.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to EIF analysis of £17billion cost of social problems affecting children

17 November 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, responds to new analysis from the Early Intervention Foundation that reveals a £17 billion cost to helping children, young people and their families affected by social problems,

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Adult social care

LGA responds to Age UK report on older people not receiving help they need

17 November 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to new analysis by Age UK revealing the number of older people in England who struggle without the help they need to carry out essential everyday tasks.

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Latest news

UK local government leaders unite in Brexit devolution call

16 November 2016

Leaders of local government in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have united around the call for further devolution to local communities across the UK after Brexit.

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Latest news

LGA ‘Our Day': 24-hour ‘Tweetathon' set to take Twitter by storm

15 November 2016

A social media event called #OurDay to highlight and celebrate the diverse work carried out by local government across the UK takes place today (15 November).

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Children and young people

Reverse £600 million reduction to Education Services Grant, say councils

15 November 2016

The £600 million reduction proposed to the Education Services Grant (ESG) should be reversed to maintain improvement capacity within the schools system, councils argue today.