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Children and young people

LGA responds to consultation on new funding formula for schools

14 December 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, responds to the Government's consultation on a new funding formula for schools.

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Adult social care

LGA responds to Government Social Care comments

12 December 2016

Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe responds to government claims that under-performing councils are partly to blame for the social care crisis

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Children and young people

Councils call for Education Services Grant cut to be reversed

12 December 2016

School improvement may stall unless central government reverses its decision to cut £600 million from councils' Education Services Grant, council leaders warned today.

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Finance

LGA responds to Local Government Chronicle research on council tax

10 December 2016

Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the LGA's Resources Board, responds to research by the Local Government Chronicle on council tax rises next year.

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Environment

Fly-Tipping: Pre-Christmas crackdown by councils is underway

10 December 2016

A pre-Christmas zero-tolerance nationwide crackdown on fly-tippers is underway – as councils up and down the country use new powers to seize and crush vehicles used by the dumpers.

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Transport

LGA responds to RAC report on council parking income

9 December 2016

Cllr Judith Blake responds to the RAC Foundation's report on council parking income.

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Adult social care

LGA responds to latest delayed discharge figures

8 December 2016

Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to today's monthly delayed transfers of care figures.

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Health

LGA responds to MIND data on public mental health funding

8 December 2016

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to data from the charity Mind on councils' spending on public mental health.

LGA responds to Which? report on broadband

8 December 2016

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA's People and Places Board responds to research by Which? on broadband.

LGA responds to new food rules on advertising in children's media

8 December 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to new rules announced today by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) banning the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products in children's media.