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LGA Media Releases

LGA responds to new report on air pollution

1 December 2016

LGA Environment spokesman Cllr Martin Tett says councils are playing a pivotal role in tackling air pollution.

LGA responds to research on early years provision for children in care

1 December 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, said: "This report highlights the vital importance of the right support in the early years for children, and the excellent work that councils and early years providers do to recognise and meet the needs of vulnerable children."

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Housing

Councils respond to Shelter's 50th anniversary homelessness report

1 December 2016

Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA's housing spokesman, responds to a new report on homelessness by charity Shelter to mark its 50th anniversary.

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Transport

LGA responds to Transport Committee report about Bus Services Bill

25 November 2016

Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Transport spokesman, responds to a Transport committee report about the Bus Services Bill.

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Latest news

LGA responds to Autumn Statement

23 November 2016

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, says: "Councils, the NHS, charities and care providers have been clear about the desperate need for the Chancellor to take action to tackle the funding crisis in social care. It is unacceptable that this has not been addressed in the Autumn Statement."

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Latest news

Autumn Statement: Industrial Strategy

23 November 2016

Responding to the Autumn Statement 2016, Cllr Martin Tett said that the Government's Industrial Strategy is a real opportunity to bring together fragmented national growth-related funding schemes.

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Economy

LGA responds to Autumn Statement broadband announcement

23 November 2016

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA's People and Places Board, responds to the Autumn Statement broadband announcement.

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Transport

LGA responds to Autumn Statement announcement of more money for roads

23 November 2016

Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Transport spokesman, responds to the announcement of £1.1 billion, to be spent on improving Britain's local roads and public transport.

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Housing

Autumn Statement: LGA responds to housing announcements

23 November 2016

Lord Porter, Chairman of the LGA, responds to measures to boost affordable housebuilding announced in the Autumn Statement.

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Adult social care

Autumn Statement: No measures to fix social care - LGA responds

23 November 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the Government not announcing any measures to tackle the social care funding crisis in the Autumn Statement.