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Modern slavery referrals by councils soar ninefold
Councils to use borrowing powers to accelerate homebuilding programmes
LGA responds to Spring Statement 2019
LGA: modern slavery referrals by councils soar ninefold
Referrals of potential victims of modern slavery made by councils have soared ninefold in five years, new figures show, highlighting the demands on local authority services already under significant pressure.
Gambling related harm, House of Commons, 18 March 2019
The LGA has called for the Government to introduce a mandatory levy on the gambling industry to fund research, education and treatment. This view is supported by other organisations, including GambleAware, the charity responsible for minimising gambling-related harm.
The effect of leaving the European Union on the UK's health and social care sector, House of Commons, 19 March 2019
As the UK leaves the European Union, it is important that any future relationship with the EU explicitly meets the needs of the UK health and care sector.
LGA responds to Resolution Foundation’s skills report
Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People & Places Board, responds to the Resolution Foundation’s skills report.
LGA responds to National Deaf Children’s Society survey
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a survey of specialist teachers by the National Deaf Children’s Society, warning of a system falling into crisis.
LGA: Concerns over £10 million to be spent on National Citizen Service brand refresh
“It is not right that £10 million of government money is to be spent on a brand refresh for the National Citizen Service. This sends the wrong message at a time when councils are being forced to cull vital youth services as a result of government funding cuts."
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