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LGA responds to Clean Air Strategy consultation

"If the Government’s air quality plans are to be successful, they not only need to be underpinned by local flexibility and sufficient funding but also accompanied by robust national action."

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LGA responds to Alzheimer’s Society report on A&E dementia admissions

“To help reduce pressures on the NHS, social care needs to be given parity with the health service and councils need urgent funding to invest in effective prevention work to reduce the need for people to be admitted to hospital in the first place."

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LGA responds to Ombudsman report on special guardianship orders

“The LGA has long argued for stronger national oversight of the needs of this group of children and carers, and we are pleased that the Government has now extended the remit of the Adoption Leadership Board to also cover special guardianship orders."

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Hackitt review: LGA responds to final report

"Our immediate priority is to ensure that a fire like that at Grenfell never happens again, and to make certain the buildings which people live, visit and work in are safe today. It is therefore disappointing that Dame Judith has stopped short of recommending a ban on combustible materials and the use of desktop studies, both essential measures to improve safety."

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LGA responds to cut to stakes on fixed odds betting terminals

“This announcement is fantastic news and a sensible decision to help tackle the harm these machines can cause."

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LGA responds to combustible material consultation

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the announcement by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire that the Government will launch a consultation into banning the use of combustible materials in cladding and insulation systems on high-rise residential buildings.

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LGA responds to written ministerial statement on shale developments

“We are clear that it should be up to local communities to decide whether or not to host fracking operations in their areas."

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LGA responds to Health Foundation and King's Fund social care report

“This report shows that we need big, brave and bold decision-making if we are to tackle the crisis in adult social care, which needs cross-party consensus if we are to succeed."

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LGA responds to PM's cladding funding pledge

“It is great that the Government has honoured its commitment from last summer to meet the unexpected exceptional costs for councils arising from major remedial fire safety work on high-rise buildings.”

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LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme support to tackle housing crisis

The Housing Advisers Programme, an innovative scheme set up by the Local Government Association to help councils overcome housing challenges in their local areas, is opening for bids today (15 May).