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Health

LGA response to NHS England's five year plan

23 October 2014

The LGA has released a statement in response to NHS England setting out its five-year plan in a document entitled, 'Forward View'.

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Localism

‘Benefits of devolution too big to ignore' – LGA response to RSA Cities Growth Commission

22 October 2014

"... the benefits of devolving powers to local areas in England are simply too big to ignore, " says LGA Chair, Councillor David Sparks, as he responds to the publication of the RSA's Cities Growth Commission report. Read the LGA's full media release for more detail.

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Health

Cold weather plan for England 2014

21 October 2014

With winter soon upon us, find out how cold weather could affect you, and those around you. Public Health England, with the LGA and NHS England, has published this year's cold weather plan.

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Community safety

Fire and rescue authorities to share £75 million fund

17 October 2014

Read the comments of Councillor Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the LGA's Fire Services Management Committee, as he responds to the DCLG announcement today that fire and rescue authorities will share a £75 million fund for 37 projects to help ensure better and more efficient front-line services for the public.

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Housing

Councils respond to Labour party's Lyons Housing Review

16 October 2014

Read the comments of Councillor Peter Box, Chair of the LGA's Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board, on the Lyons Review of housing.

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Community safety

Government scraps plans to relax taxi licensing rules

15 October 2014

Read the comments of Councillor Ann Lucas OBE, Chair of the LGA's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, on the Government's decision to scrap relaxation of taxi rules.

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Finance

Councils back DWP pledge to share offices

14 October 2014

Cllr David Sparks has responded to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announcement on the roll-out of Universal Credit to all local authorities and Jobcentres.

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Community safety

LGA responds to DCLG on Future Control Services Scheme

13 October 2014

Read the comments of Councillor Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the LGA's Fire Services Management Committee, as he responds to the Future Control Services Scheme update.

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Environment

New powers called for by councils to tackle fly-tippers

11 October 2014

New powers are being called for by councils to tackle fly-tippers who make residents' lives hell and cost taxpayers millions of pounds.

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Workforce

Pay proposals update

10 October 2014

Revised proposals for local government pay, as proposed to the LGA by the trade unions, will now be put to councils for consultation.