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LGA Media Releases

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Transport

LGA responds to new LOWCVP/ Greener Journeys report on buses

9 February 2017

Local Government Association Transport spokesman Cllr Martin Tett says handing councils control over the Bus Service Operators' Grant would help them support vital routes and ensure more people continue to use buses.

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Adult social care

LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

9 February 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, says it is "unfair and unhelpful" for councils to be singled out for criticism when the majority of delays are down to the NHS.

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Latest news

LGA responds to Government's statement on Dubs amendment resettlement figures

8 February 2017

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, responds to the Government's announcement on the number of unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children resettled under the Dubs amendment.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to Family and Childcare Trust's survey

8 February 2017

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Family and Childcare Trust's survey into the Government's 30 hours free childcare offer.

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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.