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LGA Media Releases

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Children and young people

LGA responds to PM announcement on unaccompanied asylum seeking children in Europe

4 May 2016

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, said: "The LGA has, for some time, been in discussion with our counterparts in other European countries about the response to the refugee crisis. Councils stand ready to play their part in supporting these children."

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Health

LGA responds to Public Health England alcohol figures

4 May 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, LGA Community and Wellbeing spokeswoman, responds to Public Health England's newly published local alcohol profiles.

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Finance

LGA responds to Money Advice Trust and Stepchange Report on Council Tax arrears

3 May 2016

Responding to the Money Advice Trust and StepChange report on council tax arrears, Cllr Claire Kober, Resources Portfolio Holder at the Local Government Association, said: "Faced with growing funding pressures, councils are increasingly unable to plug the ever-widening gap between the money they receive to fund council tax support and they need to protect those on low incomes."

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Community safety

‘Scores on the doors' food hygiene ratings must be mandatory, say councils

2 May 2016

All food premises should be forced to display ‘Scores on the Doors' ratings to drive up standards and protect people from the risk of eating poorly prepared food cooked by rogue operators in unsafe and unhygienic kitchens, council leaders said today.

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Environment

Flooding: Councils call for new measures to protect homes and businesses

30 April 2016

Developers must introduce new measures to ensure new homes and businesses are better protected against floods, councils say.

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Housing

Councils repond to PAC committee report on extending right to buy

29 April 2016

Cllr Sharon Taylor, Vice Chair of the LGA reponds to PAC committee report on extending right to buy.

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Health

Councils respond to HSCIC statistics on obesity

28 April 2016

The Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to new statistics out today from HSCIC on obesity, physical activity and diet.

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Children and young people

Councils respond to Education Committee report on mental health of looked-after children

28 April 2016

LGA Community Wellbeing spokeswoman, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to the House of Commons Education Select Committee report on the mental health and well-being of looked-after children.

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Children and young people

LGA Responds to The Children's Society Report

28 April 2016

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, responds to the Children's Society report on support for migrant children.

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Transport

LGA responds to EFRA committee report on air pollution

27 April 2016

LGA Environment spokesman Cllr Martin Tett responds to an EFRA (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Committee report on air pollution.