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Fake car mileage equivalent to travelling to the moon, some councils said

The LGA is calling for DIY mileage correction tools – widely available for sale online from about £100 - to be banned to help reduce clocking.

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LGA responds to Gambling Commission report on children using 18-plus pub gaming machines

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a report published today by the Gambling Commission on the under-age use of gaming machines in pubs.

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LGA responds to latest looked after children statistics

"This reinforces the need for new and long-term significant funding for children’s services, which are fast approaching a tipping point and face a funding gap of £3 billion by 2025 just to keep services running at current levels."

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Government must make case for increases in national taxation to rescue adult social care

Years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point.

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LGA: Special needs support for children faces potential half a billion funding gap - new research

Vital support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is facing a potential funding gap this year of more than half a billion pounds.

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More of the same is not an option for health and adult social care

‘Shifting the Centre of Gravity: Making place-based, person-centred health and care a reality’ is being launched today by the Local Government Association, NHS Clinical Commissioners, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, the Association of Directors of Public Health, the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers.

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LGA responds to Government strategy for veterans

"Identifying veterans has always been a challenge for councils and we are pleased that today’s strategy recognises the need to collect more information about the number of veterans in our communities. This will help councils better plan their local services."

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LGA responds to bringing forward of stakes reduction on fixed odds betting terminals

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to today’s government announcement that a reduction in maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be brought forward to April 2019.

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Armistice Day: councils commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One

Processions, poetry readings, beacon lightings and bell ringing will be among the many commemorative events taking place this weekend, as councils across the country help to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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LGA: Social workers starting new cases for 1,000 children every day

"These figures highlight the sheer volume of cases that are being started by social workers on a daily basis, and illustrate the scale of demand for help from children and their families."