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Brexit White Paper: LGA response
LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures
Moving the conversation on
Addressing the incidence of obesity, House of Lords debate - 18 July 2018
Obesity is a complex problem with a large number of different but often interlinked causes. Councils take obesity seriously as evidenced by the fact they have spent over £15 billion on public health since 2013, with over £1 billion tackling child and adult obesity, and physical inactivity.
Fair Funding Review modelling tools
LGA and ADASS briefing: The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 16 July 2018
We have been calling for an overhaul of the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) process to ensure there is adequate protection for human rights. The decision to focus on how we best protect people’s liberty is positive and we support it.
LGA responds to Mencap Court of Appeal case decision on sleep-in shift payments to carers
“This ruling will come as a relief to care providers and councils because it removes considerable uncertainty and a potential considerable unfunded burden on top of already significant financial pressures on the adult social care sector."
Great people for growing places: working together for the future of local government
LGA responds to Brexit White Paper
"To help ensure we have an economy fit for the future, we are urging the Government to act immediately to consult on the detail of what the fund will look like."
LGA responds to PAC report on academy conversions
"Evidence shows councils are better at turning around failing schools than those converted to a sponsor-led academy."
Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit, House of Commons, 11 July 2018
We support the principle of Universal Credit, which is to incentivise work and increase income from employment. Councils want the transition to be a success, however there are concerns about funding reductions for the programme, the impact of the freeze to working age benefits, and shortfalls in funding for supporting claimants with additional needs.
LGA responds to the launch of the National Infrastructure Assessment
Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA’s Transport spokesman, responds to the launch of the National Infrastructure Assessment.
Bradford City Centre Growth Scheme
Launched in 2012, the Bradford City Centre Growth Scheme was created to support the economic growth and resilience of the City Centre. Alongside major investment in quality public space, the scheme has assisted 86 vacant units in being brought back into commercial use. It has also encouraged 230 businesses to either open or expand operations within a designated growth zone area.
LGA responds to APPG report on children's social care
Cllr Roy Perry, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children on varying levels of social care support for children.
Tackling gambling related harm – a whole council approach
This publication provides an overview of problem gambling, and how councils can begin to try to help local residents who are impacted by it.
LGA responds to Age UK report on unmet need in adult social care
“People’s unmet care needs will continue to increase and deepen the crisis in adult social care unless the sector receives a long-term funding settlement, like the NHS, and further funding is made available for council’s public health and prevention services."
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