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LGA Media Releases

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Economy

Rethink job centres to help more unemployed

26 January 2017

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA's People and Places Board, responds to the announcement regarding job centre estate renewal by the Department for Work and Pensions.

LGA response to the review on drug misuse treatment

26 January 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, says good progress has been made in reducing drug-related harm and promoting recovery through the widespread implementation of evidence-based drug treatment.

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Sport

LGA responds to new Sport England survey about sport and physical activity

26 January 2017

Cllr Ian Stephens, Chairman of the LGA's Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to a new Sport England survey about sport and physical activity.

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Children and young people

LGA response to family and childcare trust report

26 January 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Family and Childcare Trust's report Childcare for all and the Local Offer.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to carers trust survey of young carers

26 January 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to a survey by the Carers Trust which reveals that young carers are facing significant challenges and are struggling to fulfil their ambitions.

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Housing

LGA responds to new homeless statistics

25 January 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Housing spokesman, responds to new government statistics which show an increase in the number of people sleeping rough.

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Adult social care

LGA responds to analysis of care home funding shortfall

25 January 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, says the historic underfunding of adult social care is impacting on the cost and quality of care.

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Environment

Flooding - LGA responds to EFRA committee update on future of flood prevention report

24 January 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, Local Government Association Environment spokesman, responds to an Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee update on the future of flood prevention.

Councils respond to publication of Industrial Strategy

23 January 2017

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, says councils need greater freedom and funding from central government to build more homes, secure the infrastructure essential to economic growth, improve our roads, equip people with the skills they need to succeed and increase access to fast and reliable digital connectivity for all.

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Community safety

Rogue tyre sellers putting lives at risk, warn councils

21 January 2017

Motorists trying to save money could be dicing with death by buying dangerous second-hand tyres, with as many as 83 per cent of used tyres in some areas being sold illegally, warn councils.