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LGA Media Releases

LGA responds to BBC Panorama home care investigation

20 March 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to BBC Panorama's investigation revealing 95 councils have had home-care contracts handed back by private companies.

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Community safety

‘Idyllic' countryside masking poor rural health

18 March 2017

Poor health in rural areas is being "masked" by idyllic images of the countryside, local government and public health leaders warn today.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to Local Government Ombudsman's report into school transport

17 March 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Local Government Ombudsman's report into school transport.

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Children and young people

Vital school support services at risk following funding cut

16 March 2017

Councils are warning they could fail to meet their legal duties to protect school children, under new rules and funding arrangements announced by government.

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Health

LGA responds to Health Committee report on suicide prevention

16 March 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the Health Committee's report on suicide prevention.

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Latest news

98 per cent of authorities opt into PSAA National Auditor Appointment Scheme

13 March 2017

More than 98 per cent of authorities have opted to join the national auditor appointment scheme developed and managed by Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd (PSAA).

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Adult social care

LGA responds to Law Commission report on DoLS

13 March 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe , Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the Law Commission's report on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

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Transport

LGA responds to campaign for better transport report about bus funding

13 March 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Transport spokesman, says councils have long called for more freedom to improve services and it is vital that, with the Bus Services Bill currently going through Parliament, government recognises this.

LGA responds to Openreach announcement

10 March 2017

Responding to the announcement today that BT is to legally separate its Openreach division, Chairman of the LGA's People and Places Board, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, says for residents and businesses the ultimate test will be whether the move improves the level of broadband provision and the quality of service they receive.

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Transport

LGA responds to new RAC Foundation report on road bridges

10 March 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Transport Spokesman, says survey underlines the chronic need for more investment in local roads.