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LGA responds to UCL report on children in care with SEND

“This report provides further evidence around the vital importance of inclusive schools and a properly funded SEND system."

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LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society report on emergency dementia admissions

“Every pound invested in council-run services such as social care helps to relieve pressure on other essential services like the NHS, keeping people out of hospital and improving their lives for the better."

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LGA responds to Government consultation response to the veterans strategy

“Veterans can face significant barriers to accessing services and tailoring them to meet their needs is vital to ensure they’re not left behind."

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LGA responds to Prince's Trust report into 'looming skills crisis'

“Improving the mismatch between the skills employers need and the support and training being offered to jobseekers is vital to tackle a host of other challenges our country faces, from health and social care to housing."

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LGA responds to CPRE report on new housing design

“High-quality homes for affordable and social rent are desperately needed across the country now, and councils need to be able to resume their role as major builders of affordable homes."

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LGA responds to Commission for Equality in Mental Health report

“Councils have a crucial role to play in issues affecting wider mental health, such as housing, skills, employment, transport and public spaces."

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LGA responds to OFSTED annual report

Cllr Judith Blake responds to OFSTED's annual report on the overall quality of education and care in England

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LGA responds to building safety announcements

Lord Porter responds to the latest building safety announcements made by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick

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LGA responds to Visit Britain/Visit England annual review

Responding to the VisitBritain/VisitEngland annual review on tourism spending in Britain, which revealed that visitors spent £951 million in the last financial year as a result of VisitBritain/VisitEngland’s investment, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, said: “Councils play a crucial role in leading and creating a thriving visitor economy, but it is important they are properly resourced. “As the biggest investors in place, council cultural services, as well as planning, business support, highways and environmental health are fundamental to

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LGA responds to funding announcement for on-street charge points

Cllr David Renard responds to the announcement by the Transport Secretary that funding for on-street charge points is to double.