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LGA Media Releases

LGA responds to new food rules on advertising in children's media

8 December 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to new rules announced today by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) banning the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products in children's media.

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LGA responds to Black review on employment outcomes

5 December 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to Dame Carol Black's independent review of the effectiveness of employment outcomes on drug or alcohol addiction and obesity.

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LGA responds to NHS announcement on HIV treatment PrEP

4 December 2016

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the announcement by NHS England that it will fund a trial of the HIV treatment PrEP.

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Minibus taxi safeguarding loophole must be fixed, councils urge

3 December 2016

A "worrying" loophole that allows people to drive members of the public in minibuses without having a criminal record check must be solved by urgently updating taxi licensing laws, councils warned today.

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LGA responds to ONS suicide statistics

2 December 2016

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the number of registered deaths in the UK from suicide in 2015.

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LGA responds to PHE alcohol review

2 December 2016

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to Public Health England's comprehensive review of the evidence on alcohol harm.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to Government announcement on early years national funding formula

1 December 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Government's announcement of an early years national funding formula.

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Health

World Aids Day: councils respond to undiagnosed HIV figures

1 December 2016

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to new data from Public PHE that shows 13,500 people are living with an undiagnosed HIV infection.

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Culture

LGA responds to new report about the future of libraries

1 December 2016

Cllr Ian Stephens, Chairman of the LGA's Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to the publication of an ‘Ambition for libraries' report about the future of libraries.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to the Ofsted annual report 2016

1 December 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, responds to Ofsted's annual report.