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LGA Media Releases

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Housing

LGA responds to new homeless statistics

25 January 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Housing spokesman, responds to new government statistics which show an increase in the number of people sleeping rough.

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Adult social care

LGA responds to analysis of care home funding shortfall

25 January 2017

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, says the historic underfunding of adult social care is impacting on the cost and quality of care.

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Environment

Flooding - LGA responds to EFRA committee update on future of flood prevention report

24 January 2017

Cllr Martin Tett, Local Government Association Environment spokesman, responds to an Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee update on the future of flood prevention.

Councils respond to publication of Industrial Strategy

23 January 2017

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, says councils need greater freedom and funding from central government to build more homes, secure the infrastructure essential to economic growth, improve our roads, equip people with the skills they need to succeed and increase access to fast and reliable digital connectivity for all.

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Community safety

Rogue tyre sellers putting lives at risk, warn councils

21 January 2017

Motorists trying to save money could be dicing with death by buying dangerous second-hand tyres, with as many as 83 per cent of used tyres in some areas being sold illegally, warn councils.

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Economy

Rethink job centres to help more unemployed people

20 January 2017

With half of unemployed people receiving no support to help them back into work and the other half staying on benefits for longer, now is the time to devolve funding to councils and not Jobcentre Plus (JCP), town hall leaders said today.

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Housing

Homelessness Reduction Bill: LGA responds to funding announcement

17 January 2017

Lord Porter, Chairman of the LGA. responds to government funding announced today for councils to meet the costs associated with the Homelessness Reduction Bill.

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Environment

Flooding: Councils playing pivotal role in supporting communities

13 January 2017

Councils are playing a pivotal role in supporting communities – as widespread flooding is expected to hit the nation this weekend.

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Finance

LGA responds to publication of draft Local Government Finance Bill

13 January 2017

Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the Local Government Association's Resources Board responds to the publication of the Draft Local Government Finance Bill.

LGA responds to PAC report on Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme

13 January 2017

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Asylum, Migration and Refugee Task Group, responds to the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts report into the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme.