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LGA Media Releases

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Finance

LGA responds to Local Government Chronicle research on council tax

10 December 2016

Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the LGA's Resources Board, responds to research by the Local Government Chronicle on council tax rises next year.

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Environment

Fly-Tipping: Pre-Christmas crackdown by councils is underway

10 December 2016

A pre-Christmas zero-tolerance nationwide crackdown on fly-tippers is underway – as councils up and down the country use new powers to seize and crush vehicles used by the dumpers.

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Transport

LGA responds to RAC report on council parking income

9 December 2016

Cllr Judith Blake responds to the RAC Foundation's report on council parking income.

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Adult social care

LGA responds to latest delayed discharge figures

8 December 2016

Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to today's monthly delayed transfers of care figures.

LGA responds to Which? report on broadband

8 December 2016

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA's People and Places Board responds to research by Which? on broadband.

LGA responds to new food rules on advertising in children's media

8 December 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to new rules announced today by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) banning the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products in children's media.

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Health

LGA responds to MIND data on public mental health funding

8 December 2016

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to data from the charity Mind on councils' spending on public mental health.

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Health

LGA responds to Black review on employment outcomes

5 December 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to Dame Carol Black's independent review of the effectiveness of employment outcomes on drug or alcohol addiction and obesity.

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Health

LGA responds to NHS announcement on HIV treatment PrEP

4 December 2016

Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the announcement by NHS England that it will fund a trial of the HIV treatment PrEP.

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Latest news

Minibus taxi safeguarding loophole must be fixed, councils urge

3 December 2016

A "worrying" loophole that allows people to drive members of the public in minibuses without having a criminal record check must be solved by urgently updating taxi licensing laws, councils warned today.