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Queen's Speech 2019: on-the-day briefing
Queen's Speech: LGA responds to Devolution White Paper
Brexit advice hub
The Queen today set out the Government’s agenda for the next Parliamentary session. This briefing details the new Bills of relevance to local government and outlines our local government priorities.
LGA responds to Domestic Abuse Bill and new statutory duty on councils
“There needs to be a greater focus on prevention and early intervention measures to tackle the root causes, support more victims, and stop domestic abuse occurring in the first place."
Queen's speech: LGA responds to serious violence bill
“We support a public health approach to tackling serious violent crime, which has become an increasing priority for councils."
Queen's Speech: LGA responds to broadband announcement
"With access found to be patchy in some areas, it is critical the Government ensures good mobile coverage nationwide, especially in more remote areas."
Queen's Speech: LGA responds to social care announcement
“Councils are committed to ensuring adults of all ages have access to high quality care and support who need it, but rising costs and demand pressures mean incredibly difficult decisions are having to be made about this vital service."
Queen's Speech: LGA responds to Environment Bill
National climate change expectations and air quality targets are unlikely to be met unless councils are given long-term funding, devolved powers and easier access to complex government funding pots.
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