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Clean, connected and in-control: what tomorrow’s transport technology could mean for councils 17 January 2019 - London
LGA responds to report on scams targeting vulnerable people
"Carers, families and neighbours need to look out for older and disabled people as they are more likely to be at risk of losing their life savings and suffer deteriorating health after falling victim to scam letters and phone calls and doorstep fraudsters."
The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, Public Bill Committee: House of Commons, 15 January 2019
We welcome the opportunity that the Bill presents to replace a system that is widely agreed not to be fit for purpose.
National child measurement programme: briefing for elected members
The National Child Measurement Programme provides a valuable opportunity to engage children, schools, parents and other partners in tackling health inequalities.
LGA responds to rogue landlord funding
"Councils want to support a good quality local private rented offer in their communities, but can be held back by significant funding pressures and uncertainty. It is therefore good that the Government has announced a funding boost for councils to help ensure the small minority of rogue landlords improve standards."
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