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Children and young people

LGA responds to DfE statistical release: children looked after in England

30 September 2014

Read Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, on the DfE's first statistical release on children looked after in England.

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Health

Cost of tackling obesity set to rise by tens of millions for councils

26 September 2014

The cost to council taxpayers of tackling obesity is set to rise by tens of millions of pounds in just one year, according to new figures released by local government leaders.

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Transport

Councils respond to PAC report on roads funding

25 September 2014

Read the comments of Councillor Peter Box, the LGA's Transport spokesman, as he responds to the Public Accounts Committee's report on roads funding.

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Community safety

Vulnerable children at risk from taxi licensing reforms

25 September 2014

Plans to relax taxi laws could put children at greater risk of sexual exploitation, councils are warning.

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Latest news

LGA response to Ed Miliband's Labour Party Conference Speech

23 September 2014

Read the comments of Councillor David Sparks, LGA Chair as he responds to Ed Miliband's speech at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester.

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Localism

Councils say constitutional convention must fast-track English devolution

19 September 2014

Councils in England have outlined urgent calls for a Constitutional Convention to thrash out devolution to English communities.

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Latest news

Scottish referendum 'No' vote – consequences for England

19 September 2014

Cllr David Sparks, Chair of the LGA, responds to the 'no' vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

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Finance

Barnett formula – local government response

16 September 2014

Responding to Government pledges today to maintain the Barnett Formula, Cllr David Sparks, Chair of the LGA said: "If on Friday morning the UK wakes up to a ‘no' vote, and with it the continuation of the Barnett Formula, there will be an even greater need for English devolution to cities and county areas."

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Media

LG Challenge 2015 open for applications

16 September 2014

The LG Challenge, an annual LGA-run contest which aims to identify the next generation of local government chief executives, is open for applications.

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Community safety

Government urged by councils to outlaw all ‘legal high' sales

13 September 2014

The Government must outlaw the sale of potentially lethal legal highs which are becoming endemic on the country's highs streets, councils say.