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LGA responds to cost of living announcement

“We are pleased the Chancellor has acted on calls by the LGA, councils and partners to increase and extend the Household Support Fund to the end of this financial year."

LGA responds to National Panel Review

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, responds to the National Panel Review into the deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson.

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LGA responds to the publication of the Draft Victims Bill

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Chair of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the publication of the draft Victims Bill.

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LGA responds to County Councils Network and Newton report

“Potential underfunding of these reforms would only exacerbate pre-existing significant pressures, which the reforms – and the funding for them – do nothing to address."

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LGA responds to Monkeypox cases

“The outbreak has highlighted the important health protection work of local authority commissioned sexual health services."

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LGA responds to Independent Review of Children’s Social Care

"We now want to work quickly with government and partners on identifying elements of the report we can and should swiftly implement, and on planning the medium-to-long term reform process. This must include commitment from across Whitehall to tackle the issues children’s social care cannot solve alone, including access to health services and ending child poverty."

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LGA: Illegal cigarettes risk widening health disparities during cost-of-living crisis 

Local authorities’ public health grant has seen a reduction of £1 billion since 2015/16, adversely affecting councils’ ability to invest in services and functions that prevent ill health, reduce health inequalities, and support a sustainable health and social care system, including smoking cessation and tobacco control.

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Soaring demand to protect vulnerable children drives cost of care up by a quarter – new LGA analysis

Soaring demand to protect vulnerable children at risk of harm has seen spending to provide support increase by almost a quarter in five years, with an upcoming national care review a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to set out long-awaited reform, councils are warning today.

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LGA appoints new Director of Communications

Nicky Old has been appointed as the new Director of Communications at the Local Government Association. 

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LGA responds to EIF survey on children’s physical activity

"Childhood obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges we face, and as these alarming findings show, has been made all the more difficult by the detrimental impact of the pandemic on children’s physical activity."