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LGA Media Releases

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Finance

LGA responds to publication of draft Local Government Finance Bill

13 January 2017

Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the Local Government Association's Resources Board responds to the publication of the Draft Local Government Finance Bill.

LGA responds to PAC report on Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme

13 January 2017

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Asylum, Migration and Refugee Task Group, responds to the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report into the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme.

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Transport

Councils respond to £1.2 billion local roads funding allocations for 2017/18

13 January 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman at the LGA, responds to the announcement on how £1.2 billion in roads funding to councils will be allocated in 2017/18.

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Health

LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

12 January 2017

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to today's monthly delayed transfers of care figures.

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Health

More than 160 operations a day to remove rotting teeth in children

11 January 2017

New figures show there were more than 40,000 hospital operations to remove rotting teeth in children and teenagers last year – the equivalent of more than 160 a day – with council leaders calling for radical action on sugar.

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Community safety

Households urged to look out for vulnerable during cold snap

10 January 2017

As temperatures fall to below freezing this week, households are being urged to be alert and ensure vulnerable friends, neighbours and relatives are safe while council teams work around the clock to grit thousands of miles of roads.

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Health

Health checks could save your life – say councils

10 January 2017

Having a health check could save your life – say councils, after new figures revealed they have prevented thousands of heart attacks and strokes.

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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.