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LGA Media Releases

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Children and young people

LGA responds to NCB report on disabled children with complex needs

22 February 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board responds to a report by the National Children's Bureau on the increased number of disabled children with complex needs.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to NAO report on capital funding for schools

22 February 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to a report by the National Audit Office on capital funding for schools.

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Health

LGA responds to King's Fund report on STPs

21 February 2017

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to a report by the King's Fund "Delivering sustainability and transformation plans".

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Finance

LGA responds to final Local Government Finance Settlement

20 February 2017

Chairman of the Local Government Association Lord Porter responds to the final Local Government Finance Settlement published on 20 February 2017.

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Finance

LGA Analysis: Council tax rises will not fix local government funding crisis

20 February 2017

Council tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent the need for further deep cuts to local services next year, the Local Government Association warns today.

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Transport

Pothole levels likely to surge warn councils because of spike in number of heavy lorries

18 February 2017

The amount of goods lorries are transporting each year has rocketed by 5 per cent to almost 1.7 billion tonnes from the previous year, new figures reveal.

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Finance

LGA statement: Business rates revaluation

17 February 2017

Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the LGA's Resources Board, said: "Councils do not set business rates. The revaluation of business rates is a matter for central government and the Valuation Office Agency."

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Adult social care

LGA responds to new analysis of excess deaths

17 February 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe , Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to new analysis from the Royal Society of Medicine linking 30,000 excess deaths in 2015 to cuts in health and social care.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to Government £40m package to tackle child sexual abuse and child trafficking

16 February 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Government's announcement of a £40 million package to tackle child sexual abuse and trafficking.

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Adult social care

LGA responds to Age UK report on health and care of older people

16 February 2017

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to a new report from Age UK on the health and care of older people.