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LGA responds to prevention green paper

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to to the publication of the Government’s green paper on prevention.

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LGA responds to announcement of next Prime Minister

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the LGA, responds to the announcement that Boris Johnson is to become the next Prime Minister.


LGA responds to Waste and Resources Strategy consultation response from DEFRA

“We are pleased Defra has listened to many of our concerns, including seeking further evidence on mandatory free garden waste collections, and recognising the need for local flexibility on compulsory food waste collections and separate collections of materials for recycling."

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LGA responds to CIPD report on under-investment in training

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board, responds to the report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development into employers’ under-investment in training.

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A primary school’s worth of children face becoming homeless this summer

We are calling on the new Prime Minister to make tackling homelessness an urgent priority when he arrives in 10 Downing Street next week.


LGA responds to roads funding announcement

“It is not right that the Government spends 43 times more per mile on maintaining our national roads – which make up just 3 per cent of all roads – than on local roads, which are controlled by councils and make up 97 per cent of England’s road network."

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LGA responds to Salvation Army report on social care

“We cannot duck this issue as a society any longer. What we need is answers and certainty, now and for the future."


LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing crisis

The Local Government Association is launching its third year of the Housing Advisers Programme, an innovative scheme to help councils overcome housing challenges in their local areas, with bids invited from today.


LGA responds to latest knife crime figures

“Rising knife crime is causing horrendous destruction and grief in our communities and councils are uncovering some shocking cases of illegal knife sales which risk fuelling this tragic epidemic. Retailers must ask for proof of age if they suspect the buyer is under 25."


LGA responds to written ministerial statement on building safety

"Although it is two years since we raised the need to look at High Pressure Laminate (HPL) with government, five years since an HPL system combined with combustible insulation failed a fire test and 10 years since HPL panels helped spread the fire at Lakanal House where six people died, advice has only just been issued on the level of risk posed by HPL cladding."