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LGA Media Releases

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Children and young people

LGA responds to sex and relationship education announcement

1 March 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an announcement by the Government that sex and relationship education is to be made compulsory in all secondary schools.

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Health

LGA responds to loneliness report

1 March 2017

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to a new report by Relate on loneliness, which says that one in eight adults has no close friends.

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Children and young people

LGA echoes Education Committee in calling for councils to set up Multi-Academy Trusts

27 February 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, responds to the report by the House of Commons Education Committee that calls on Ministers to allow local authorities with a track record of strong educational performance to set-up their own Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs).

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Community safety

LGA responds to new safety advice for fire-risk tumble dryers

23 February 2017

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to new safety advice issued by Whirlpool on faulty tumble dryers awaiting repair.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to NAO report on capital funding for schools

22 February 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to a report by the National Audit Office on capital funding for schools.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to NCB report on disabled children with complex needs

22 February 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board responds to a report by the National Children's Bureau on the increased number of disabled children with complex needs.

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Health

LGA responds to King's Fund report on STPs

21 February 2017

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to a report by the King's Fund "Delivering sustainability and transformation plans".

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Finance

LGA responds to final Local Government Finance Settlement

20 February 2017

Chairman of the Local Government Association Lord Porter responds to the final Local Government Finance Settlement published on 20 February 2017.

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Finance

LGA Analysis: Council tax rises will not fix local government funding crisis

20 February 2017

Council tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent the need for further deep cuts to local services next year, the Local Government Association warns today.

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Transport

Pothole levels likely to surge warn councils because of spike in number of heavy lorries

18 February 2017

The amount of goods lorries are transporting each year has rocketed by 5 per cent to almost 1.7 billion tonnes from the previous year, new figures reveal.