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LGA Media Releases

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Children and young people

Councils respond to announcement Education for All Bill will not be introduced in Parliament

27 October 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Government statement that the Education for All Bill announced in the Queen's Speech will not be introduced in Parliament.

Counting the value of community involvement

27 October 2016

The Local Government Association has launched an online toolkit to help councils involve their residents in the design and delivery of the services that really matter to them.

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Health

Quarter of people do not need to be admitted to hospital, new research reveals

27 October 2016

Up to one in four people admitted to hospital do not need to be there and could be looked after elsewhere if better use was made of services available to treat people in the community, council leaders stressed today.

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Health

Councils respond to UKHCA report on care costs

25 October 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe responds to the UK Homecare Association (UKHCA) report into the cost of care,.

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Community safety

Councils respond to launch of Government review into gaming machines

24 October 2016

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the LGA's Safer and Stronger Communities Board responds to the launch of a government review into gaming machines.

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Housing

LGA responds to the publication in Parliament of the Homelessness Reduction Bill

21 October 2016

LGA Chairman Lord Porter responds to the publication in Parliament of the Homelessness Reduction Bill.

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Health

Councils respond to Government announcement on pharmacies

20 October 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe responds to the Government's new pharmacy modernisation package announced today.

Call for broadband USO to include social tariff for most in need

20 October 2016

The Government's broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) should include a social tariff to ensure a basic service of at least 10Mbps is available at an affordable price to those most in need, councils say today.

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Children and young people

Lack of capacity and performance risks children's education

18 October 2016

Data released today highlights the scale of the challenge faced by civil servants responsible for academies, along with better performance of council-maintained schools compared to academies in all areas of the country.

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Health

LGA: Let councils decide how sugar levy is spent

15 October 2016

The sugar levy on soft drinks should be administered by councils, who are best placed to work with schools and communities to fight childhood obesity, council leaders say today.