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Environment

LGA renews calls for tougher fly-tipping powers after latest figures show rise in incidences

30 October 2014

Read Cllr Peter Box, the LGA's Environment Spokesman, on Defra's latest report on fly-tipping in England.

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Children and young people

Urgent review of social work 'skills crisis' needed to help recruit quality social workers

29 October 2014

An urgent review of the ‘skills crisis' facing social work is needed to help recruit the quality social workers that 1.3 million vulnerable young people need to get into work as soon as possible.

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Children and young people

Scrap failing Jobcentre Plus to save long-term unemployed youngsters

28 October 2014

The number of 16 to 24-year-olds out of work for more than two years has quadrupled in the past decade, with councils today unveiling radical proposals to rescue vulnerable youngsters.

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Adult social care

Councils reveal £4.3 billion funding 'black hole' in adult social care by end of decade

27 October 2014

Services for elderly and disabled residents are in danger of spiraling into crisis after new council analysis reveals a £4.3 billion funding 'black hole' by the end of this decade.

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Children and young people

LGA calls for common sense approach to term-time holidays

23 October 2014

Headteachers should be allowed to follow a ‘common sense' approach to allowing parents to take children out of school during term-time.

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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.