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LGA Media Releases

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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.

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Health

LGA responds to latest alcohol-related death figures

7 February 2017

Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to latest Office for National Statistics figures which show there were 8,758 alcohol-related deaths in the UK in 2015.

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Housing

Councils respond to Housing White Paper

7 February 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, Housing spokesman at the Local Government Association, responds to the publication of the Government's Housing White Paper.

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Transport

LGA responds to new Local Government Ombudsman report on parking fines

6 February 2017

LGA Transport spokesman Cllr Martin Tett responds to a new Local Government Ombudsman report on parking fines.

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Children and young people

Councils must be able to force academies to take in ‘hard to place' children

3 February 2017

Councils must be given the power to direct academy schools to take in ‘hard to place' students, including those excluded from other schools, if those places available are best for the children, council leaders stressed today.

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Community safety

LGA responds to APPG review of maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals

31 January 2017

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the LGA's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to an All Party Parliamentary Group review of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), which recommends maximum stakes are reduced from £100 to £2.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to Fostering Network report

31 January 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People's Board, responds to the Fostering Network ‘State of the Nation's Foster Care 2016' report.

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Latest news

LGA responds to Asylum Accommodation report

31 January 2017

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Asylum, Migration and Refugee Task Group, responds to the Home Affairs Committee report into asylum accommodation.

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Health

Care Act faces failure - warn councils

31 January 2017

A landmark piece of legislation that sets out how elderly and vulnerable people receive care and support will fail unless the Government announces new money for social care, warn councils.

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Community safety

LGA launches equality and diversity memorandum of understanding for the fire service

30 January 2017

Cllr Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the Local Government Association's Fire Services Management Committee responds to the launch of the equality and diversity memorandum of understanding for the fire service.