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One in 10 new homes was a former office
Public 'the first line of defence' to tackle modern slavery amid rise in potential victims
Severe Weather hub: how to respond during extreme conditions
LGA responds to RAC foundation analysis on condition of council-maintained road bridges
“This survey underlines the chronic need for more investment in local roads. The backlog of repairs on our existing highways infrastructure as a whole currently stands at over £12 billion and it would currently take 14 years to fix the backlog of repairs."
LGA responds to NAO report on sustainability and transformation in the NHS
“Prioritising funding for the NHS over social care will not help reduce pressures on hospitals. Instead of making costly short-term bailouts to treat the symptoms of pressures, money would be better invested in treating the causes of these pressures."
Councils win backing to help protect live music venues
"Councils want to protect and maintain the live music venues in their communities and this much-needed update to the planning rules will help achieve a fair and balanced solution between the obligations of housing developers and protecting our vital grassroots music scene."
Modern Slavery Conference - London, 17 January 2018
New analysis by the Local Government Association reveals nearly one in 10 new homes over the last two years was converted from an office and included no affordable housing or supporting investment in infrastructure such as roads, schools and health services.
LGA responds to Which? report on private care home providers
“This study sadly reflects the harsh reality of the social care crisis, which is affecting the quality of care provided and its availability. It is a further warning on the sustainability of the care market, which is becoming increasingly fragile."
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