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Double council tax on empty homes - councils urge Lords to back new powers
LGA responds to research on end of life care
Brexit White Paper: LGA response
Heatwave: bathers warned of drowning risk following recent deaths
"Councils want to make sure everyone is safe around water, which is why we are urging people to follow our advice to be careful and vigilant to the dangers."
LGA responds to NAO report on packaging recycling obligations
Councils have long called for the packaging industry to get around the table with us to reduce the amount of unrecyclable material that goes into packaging.
LGA responds to Health and Social Care Secretary's maiden speech
“This funding is good news for the sector, but it should be focused on delivering on joint local priorities rather than simply NHS national priorities.
“It is essential that councils have a significant input into local decisions on how this funding is used so that data is effectively shared in the interests of people using services and processes are streamlined across health and care systems.
LGA responds to Government vision for fostering and children's social care
"Ninety children a day entered care in the last year, and councils saw the biggest annual increase of children in care since 2010. "
LGA responds to new relationships and health education guidance
Councils called for sex and relationship education (SRE) to be made compulsory in all secondary schools, and were pleased when the Government announced this would happen last year.
LGA response to the Arts Council England and Core Cities ‘Cultural Cities’ enquiry
Creative industries contributed nearly £90 billion and 2.9 million jobs to the UK economy in 2015, but the enquiry rightly recognises the positive impact of culture extends beyond growth to improve community cohesion, public health and tourism.
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