The LGA's media office provides the national voice of local government in England and Wales on the major news issues of the day for national, regional and local press.

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LGA Media Releases

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Adult social care

LGA responds to PM's mental health announcement

9 January 2017

Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the announcement by the Prime Minister on mental health.

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Transport

Potholes: 2017 could be ‘tipping point year' warn councils

7 January 2017

2017 could be a tipping point year for potholes, warn councils – as a new analysis shows the repair bill could reach £14 billion within two years.

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Children and young people

Small council-maintained schools should be exempt from Apprenticeship Levy

6 January 2017

Small council-maintained schools should receive the same treatment as small academies and faith schools, and be exempt from the Apprenticeship Levy, councils say today.

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Health

LGA responds to call for cross-party agreement on social care funding

6 January 2017

Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the Chairs of three House of Commons Select Committees urging the Prime Minister to reach a cross-party agreement on the future of health and social care funding.

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Health

LGA responds to Age UK loneliness report

6 January 2017

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to Age UK's new report No one should have no one: working to end loneliness amongst older people.

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Housing

LGA responds to Government starter homes announcement

3 January 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, Housing spokesman for the LGA, responds to the Government announcement that construction on new starter homes will begin in 30 council areas.

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Community safety

New Year's Eve revellers warned to avoid dangerous fake alcohol

31 December 2016

New Year's Eve revellers are being warned to avoid cheap fake booze containing potentially lethal ingredients found in anti-freeze ahead of the biggest drinking night of the year.

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Children and young people

School improvement at risk - LGA

30 December 2016

Education improvement work could be put at risk after the Government confirmed that only £50 million will be allocated to councils from September 2017.

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Economy

Devolve funding to increase building and job creation

29 December 2016

Councils and businesses could boost housebuilding, create jobs and invest in new infrastructure if growth funding was devolved.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to children's commissioner's study on young carers

27 December 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board responds to a study from the Children's Commissioner for England on council support for young carers.