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LGA Media Releases

Minibus taxi safeguarding loophole must be fixed, councils urge

3 December 2016

A "worrying" loophole that allows people to drive members of the public in minibuses without having a criminal record check must be solved by urgently updating taxi licensing laws, councils warned today.

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Health

LGA responds to ONS suicide statistics

2 December 2016

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the number of registered deaths in the UK from suicide in 2015.

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Health

LGA responds to PHE alcohol review

2 December 2016

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to Public Health England's comprehensive review of the evidence on alcohol harm.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to Government announcement on early years national funding formula

1 December 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Government's announcement of an early years national funding formula.

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Health

World Aids Day: councils respond to undiagnosed HIV figures

1 December 2016

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to new data from Public PHE that shows 13,500 people are living with an undiagnosed HIV infection.

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Culture

LGA responds to new report about the future of libraries

1 December 2016

Cllr Ian Stephens, Chairman of the LGA's Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to the publication of an ‘Ambition for libraries' report about the future of libraries.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to the Ofsted annual report 2016

1 December 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, responds to Ofsted's annual report.

LGA responds to new report on air pollution

1 December 2016

LGA Environment spokesman Cllr Martin Tett says councils are playing a pivotal role in tackling air pollution.

LGA responds to research on early years provision for children in care

1 December 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, said: "This report highlights the vital importance of the right support in the early years for children, and the excellent work that councils and early years providers do to recognise and meet the needs of vulnerable children."

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Housing

Councils respond to Shelter's 50th anniversary homelessness report

1 December 2016

Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA's housing spokesman, responds to a new report on homelessness by charity Shelter to mark its 50th anniversary.