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LGA Media Releases

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Community safety

Music and sports fans at risk of huge rise in online ticket fraud, warn councils

21 May 2016

People desperate to attend major pop concerts, music festivals and sporting events this summer face a greater risk of falling victim to criminals after online ticket fraud soared by 55 per cent, councils warned today.

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Latest news

LGA political balance confirmed

20 May 2016

Following the local elections that took place on 5 May 2016 and independent verification of the results in relation to the political balance of the Local Government Association, the LGA confirms appointment of the LGA Chairman 2016/17.

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Sport

Councils respond to Sport England strategy to tackle inactivity

19 May 2016

Councillor Ian Stephens, Chair of the LGA Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to Sport England's strategy on grassroots sport and tackling inactivity.

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Community safety

Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Policing and Crime Bill

18 May 2016

Cllr Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the Local Government Association's Fire Services Management Committee, which represents 48 fire and rescue authorities in England and Wales, responds to Policing and Crime Bill.

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Community safety

Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill

18 May 2016

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the Counter-Extremism Bill announced in today's Queen's Speech.

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Community safety

Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Soft Drinks Industry Levy

18 May 2016

The Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the Soft Drinks Industry Levy announced in today's Queen's Speech.

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Children and young people

Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Children and Social Work Bill

18 May 2016

Cllr Roy Perry, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Children and Social Work Bill.

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Finance

Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Local Growth and Jobs Bill

18 May 2016

Cllr Claire Kober, Resources Portfolio Holder at the Local Government Association, responds to the Local Growth and Jobs Bill announced in today's Queen's Speech, paving the way towards 100 per cent business rates retention.

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Children and young people

Queen's Speech: Councils respond to National Citizen Service Bill

18 May 2016

Cllr Roy Perry, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the National Citizen Service Bill announced in today's Queen's Speech, which includes plans to dramatically expand the National Citizen Service.

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Children and young people

Queen's Speech: Councils respond to Education For All Bill

18 May 2016

Cllr Roy Perry, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Education For All Bill announced in today's Queen's Speech, which includes plans to end the statutory role of councils in school improvement, and give the Secretary of State new powers to force all schools in a council area to become academies if the council is underperforming or unviable in its support for those schools.