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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."
Delay to FOBT stake cut could cost gamblers £3 billion
"Gambling Commission statistics indicate that on average £5 million a day is being lost on FOBT machines, meaning a two year delay could see £3.6 billion lost before the stake is cut."
LGA responds to NAO report on exiting the EU
"This report highlights a number of concerns the LGA has already raised about the impact of Brexit on local regulators, particularly in port areas."
'Clock ticking' on post-Brexit funding certainty
Local areas must be given post-Brexit regional aid funding allocations by the time the UK formally leaves the European Union in March 2019, council leaders say today, as they set out an urgent timetable for government to follow to clarify the future of this vital funding.
LGA responds to report on housing adaptations
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a report by the Centre for Ageing Better on housing adaptations.
LGA responds to Select Committee report on fracking
LGA spokesperson responds to a planning guidance report on fracking by MPs on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee.
LGA responds to report on neglect of older children
Cllr Roy Perry, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a joint report on neglect of older children from the inspectorates Ofsted, HMI Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and HMI Probation.
Councils improve more schools than academy chains
New analysis reveals more failing schools are turned around by councils than academy chains, local government leaders reveal today.
LGA responds to reforms to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Cllr Linda Thomas, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a new Bill published today on reforms to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
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