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LGA responds to Coram Family and Childcare Survey
“Recent uplifts to the funding rate for providers are helpful, but for many this will fail to cover increasing running costs such as the higher minimum wage."
School exclusions, House of Commons, 26 February 2020
The LGA has raised concerns that councils do not currently have the powers to fulfil their duties to ensure home schooled children are receiving a suitable education. In particular, this is because they have no powers to enter homes or to see children to satisfy themselves that this is the case.
LGA responds to Citizens Advice report into debt collection
"Anyone having trouble paying their council bills should get in touch with their local authority for financial help and advice as soon as possible.”
LGA responds to Marmot Review: 10 years on report
“Councils want to work with government on closing this gap by focusing on the social causes of ill-health, such as early years development, education and employment opportunities and improving services for older people."
LGA responds to Cancer Research UK report on 2030 smokefree target
Responding to a new report by Cancer Research UK about how England is not expected to become smokefree until 2037, seven years behind the Government’s target, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
Debate on energy efficiency measures in buildings to achieve net zero, House of Commons, 26 February 2020
We support the intention of the Government’s proposals to future-proof new build homes with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency. The Government’s manifesto commitment for a £3.8 billion capital Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund is positive. We look forward to working with the Government to ensure effective implementation.
LGA responds to ASH report on extra social care costs for smokers
“Councils are responsible for public health and doing everything they can to help smokers quit, including running a range of innovative programmes and services to encourage them to stub out tobacco for good."
LGA responds to latest childhood vaccination coverage statistics
“Councils, which are responsible for public health, are calling on all parents and guardians to visit their local GP, clinic or health centre to make sure their children have all their vaccinations as soon as possible, in order to reverse this worrying trend."
Firefighters' Pension Conference 2019, 24-25 September 2019, London
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LGA responds to CIEH environmental health campaign
"Given the impact of funding pressures on vital local regulatory services over the past decade, councils need to be given the right funding and powers so they can continue to protect the public, reduce demand for services and save money for the taxpayer."
LGA responds to YMCA Report on youth services spending
"Funding and demand pressures have meant many councils are having to divert resources away from youth services to cope with the growing pressures in children's social care"
Responding to a report by the YMCA on spending cuts for youth services, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board
New figures show bus journeys plummet again
The number of bus journeys has continued to fall and is at its lowest level in over a decade, new figures reveal today, with councils calling for a greater say over how services are run.
LGA response to the Government’s consultation on Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs): Guidance Wednesday 25 September 2019
Where Knife Crime Protection Order (KCPO) areas are introduced, it will be essential to ensure the new orders effectively tackle knife crime. These orders should not contribute to the unnecessary criminalisation of young people.
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