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Double council tax on empty homes - councils urge Lords to back new powers
LGA responds to research on end of life care
Brexit White Paper: LGA response
The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union
Since the referendum in 2016, the LGA has been highlighting the most important risks and opportunities for local government resulting from the UK’s exit from the EU.
Thriving and inclusive workplaces: The work, health and disability public sector summit -18 July 2018 - London
Thousands of empty properties across England could be brought back into use if councils are allowed to double the rate of extra council tax on empty homes, local government leaders say today.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee Report on building safety
"The tragedy that unfolded at Grenfell Tower must never be allowed to happen again and we must ensure that those who live, work and visit high-rise and high-risk buildings are safe."
Great people for growing places: working together for the future of local government
National PrEP programme - LGA response
We fully support PrEP being made available to everyone who needs it and are working with Public Health England and NHS England to launch a national programme following the trial period and subsequent evaluation to avoid any delay in national roll-out.
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."
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."
Transforming public health: Design in the Public Sector programme 2018-19 now open for bid: applying and further information
County lines: tackling child criminal exploitation, 12 July 2018
LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures published today by NHS England.
Schools’ workforce policy and employment law conference - 12 July 2018 - York
The relationship between family violence and youth offending
Councils only want the best for the children and young people in their communities, but many children struggle to cope with the challenges they experience. Facing continuous family
violence and without recourse to adequate help when they need it, we know that some young people go on to be involved in the youth justice system.
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