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National database of product recalls needed for faulty electrical goods
One in 10 new homes was a former office
Public 'the first line of defence' to tackle modern slavery amid rise in potential victims
"With firefighters dealing with three tumble dryer fires a day and at least one white goods fire a day in London alone, consumers need all the help they can get in finding out about the safety of their electrical products."
Westminster Hall debate on skills devolution in England, House of Commons, 23 January 2018
Research commissioned by the LGA reveals that the skills gap is worsening. By 2024 there will be more than four million too few high-skilled people to take up available jobs, two million too many with intermediate skills and more than six million too many low-skilled.
Carillion – information for councils
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."
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."
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