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LGA Media Releases

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Housing

Councils call for ‘Affordable housing for future generations' ahead of Greg Clark speech

2 July 2015

Read Cllr Gary Porter, LGA Chairman, commenting in advance of Communities Secretary Greg Clark's speech to the LGA 2015 conference.

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Children and young people

School standards, not structures – say councils

1 July 2015

Read Cllr David Simmonds CBE, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, on the opportunities presented by the government's Education and Adoption Bill.

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Latest news

Launch of new digital data tool

30 June 2015

A new digital tool developed by the LGA is set to open up a wealth of data that will allow local organisations to gain a better understanding of their communities.

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Health

A call to action on the future of health and wellbeing boards

30 June 2015

How to strengthen the impact of health and wellbeing boards across the country: a new plan by LGA and NHS Clinical Commissioners.

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Housing

Councils hold the key to solving nation's housing crisis

30 June 2015

Cllr Gary Porter will use his first keynote address as the Conservative Chairman of the Local Government Association to say councils hold the key to ending the nation's housing crisis and ensuring the Government's pledge to build 275,000 affordable homes by 2020 is met.

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Health

The heatwave arrives – Precautions called for by councils as the nation bakes

26 June 2015

As newspaper editors dust off their heatwave cliches, councils are calling for health precautions as temperatures rise.

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Finance

Councils could face £3.3 billion funding reduction in 2016/17

26 June 2015

Councils in England could face a £3.3 billion reduction in central government funding for local services in 2016/17, the LGA reveals in its latest report.

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Children and young people

LGA responds to latest child poverty statistics

25 June 2015

LGA responds to the latest figures on child poverty: "Councils are playing an extremely active role to help tackle the issue".

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Children and young people

Calls from councils for disruption orders to combat child grooming

25 June 2015

Disruption orders that allow councils to intervene when it is feared a child is being groomed must be included in the upcoming Policing and Criminal Justice Bill, council leaders urge.

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Health

Invest £5.2 billion in prevention to overhaul health and social care, Government urged

24 June 2015

A report produced by Ernst and Young for the LGA suggests a transformation fund should focus on preventative measures to stop expensive, complex and long-term health conditions from developing.