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LGA Media Releases

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Economy

Devolve funding to increase building and job creation

29 December 2016

Councils and businesses could boost housebuilding, create jobs and invest in new infrastructure if growth funding was devolved.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to children's commissioner's study on young carers

27 December 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board responds to a study from the Children's Commissioner for England on council support for young carers.

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Community safety

Candle fire deaths treble in two years, fire authorities and councils warn

24 December 2016

The number of people killed in fires started by candles has trebled in two years, prompting fire authorities and councils to issue a warning about their use over Christmas.

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Adult social care

Loneliness is not just for Christmas - warn councils

23 December 2016

Loneliness needs to be an all-year-round concern and not just something that matters at Christmas, warn councils.

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Environment

Councils are fully prepared for Storm Barbara

22 December 2016

Councils are fully prepared for the possibility of storms, floods, snow, sleet and high winds that could batter the nation this Christmas.

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Housing

Proportion of 25-year-old homeowners halved in 20 years

22 December 2016

Home ownership rates among 25-year-olds have plummeted by more than half in 20 years, council leaders warn today.

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Economy

LGA responds to OFCOM Connected Nations report

16 December 2016

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA's People and Places Board, responds to Ofcom's Connected Nations report.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to PAC report on child protection

16 December 2016

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board responds to the Public Accounts Committee report "Child Protection".

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Adult social care

LGA responds to public health funding announcement

15 December 2016

Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the reduction in public health funding announced for 2017/18 in today's provisional Local Government Finance Settlement.

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Finance

LGA responds to the Local Government Finance Settlement

15 December 2016

Lord Porter, Chairman of the LGA, responds to today's Local Government Finance Settlement.