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LGA Media Releases

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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.

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Finance

LGA responds to further DCLG consultation on business rates retention

15 February 2017

Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the Local Government Association's Resources Board, responds to the further consultation on business rates retention launched by DCLG today.

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Children and young people

Lack of sex education fuelling sexually transmitted infections

15 February 2017

Making sex and relationship education (SRE) compulsory in secondary academies and free schools could reduce the thousands of sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in young people later on in life, councils say today.

LGA responds to CLG committee report about public parks

11 February 2017

Cllr Ian Stephens, Chairman of the LGA's Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, says councils are doing everything they can to provide the best possible park services.

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Children and young people

Maintained schools outperforming academies – Time for councils to support failing academies

10 February 2017

Councils are today calling for high performing maintained schools to be able to sponsor struggling schools without having to seek academy status first.

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Transport

LGA responds to new LOWCVP/ Greener Journeys report on buses

9 February 2017

Local Government Association Transport spokesman Cllr Martin Tett says handing councils control over the Bus Service Operators' Grant would help them support vital routes and ensure more people continue to use buses.

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Adult social care

LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

9 February 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, says it is "unfair and unhelpful" for councils to be singled out for criticism when the majority of delays are down to the NHS.

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Latest news

LGA responds to Government's statement on Dubs amendment resettlement figures

8 February 2017

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, responds to the Government's announcement on the number of unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children resettled under the Dubs amendment.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to Family and Childcare Trust's survey

8 February 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Family and Childcare Trust's survey into the Government's 30 hours free childcare offer.

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Health

LGA responds to NAO report on health and social care integration

8 February 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the National Audit Office report on health and social care integration.