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LGA responds to National Audit Office's SEND report

Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Judith Blake, responds to a report by the National Audit Office on the need to review the education of children with special educational needs.

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LGA responds to Transport Committee's call to ban pavement parking across England

“Pavement parking and damaged pavements is one of the biggest complaints from pedestrians."

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LGA responds to APPG on autism report

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism report which calls for better support and services for people with autism in England.

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LGA responds to Children's Commissioner's manifesto

"We look forward to the review into SEND services and hope that this will lead to increased and sustained funding for this area.”

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LGA responds to SEND review announcement by Government

“This cross-government review of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support is good news and is what the LGA has previously called for."

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LGA responds to HCLG Committee Report on waste strategy

“We fully support the Committee’s calls to give councils the flexibility and extra funding to ensure they meet the recycling challenges under the Waste Strategy, and for local authorities not to be forced to provide free garden waste collections or a minimum frequency of residual waste collections."

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LGA responds to sprinkler and building safety consultation

Lord Porter, the LGA’s building safety spokesman, responds to the Government consultation on sprinklers and other fire safety measures in high-rise blocks.

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LGA responds to APPG on social care report

“Social care work should be seen as valuable and rewarding in its own right and achieving parity of esteem between the NHS and social care workforces is important."

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LGA responds to Government Spending Round

“We are delighted that today’s Spending Round has delivered a funding package of more than £3.5 billion for our vital local services next year."

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LGA responds to APPG report 'working for better roads'

Councils are already working with the private sector to adopt innovative practices and technology.