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LGA responds to PM social housing announcement

"Homes for affordable and social rent are desperately needed across the country now, not in 2022, and the measures announced today fail to provide the funding certainty councils also need to play a leading role in solving our housing crisis."

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New university students urged to get meningitis vaccine

“Meningitis is potentially deadly, can kill within hours and first-year students are at particular risk of catching it.”

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LGA responds to Land Value Capture report

“Government action on these recommendations would have a significant impact in building more homes with the right infrastructures and places that people want to live and work.”

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LGA responds to research by the Advisory Group on Contraception

"Councils are having to carefully consider how best they can spend their public health funding, which has been reduced by £600 million, to maximise cost effectiveness, improve people’s health through better access for service users and ensure prompt provision of contraception to reduce unplanned pregnancies."

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LGA responds to the Government's Agriculture Bill

"Local government could play a significant role in any new system of environmental land management, particularly around issues such as environmental improvements, rural resilience and public access."

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LGA responds to Public Health England's Health Profile for England

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to Public Health England’s Health Profile for England report.

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LGA responds to Government's health and social care staff consultation

“Social care staff, as well as NHS staff, go above and beyond in their roles day after day and it is vital that we support them in their demanding work to provide high quality care."

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LGA responds to Fawcett Society report on women's representation in local government

“The report rightly identifies that progress must be made at a faster pace to ensure a greater representation of women in our local authorities."

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LGA responds to Independent Age report 'A taxing question'

"This report is a positive contribution to the debate on what sort of care and support people want and how we fund these vital services"

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LGA responds to NAHT report on SEND funding

"We have previously warned that unless councils are given the funding to meet this need, they may not be able to meet their statutory duties and children with high needs or disabilities could miss out on a mainstream education."