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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).

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Tooth decay: LGA responds to the PHE survey of five-year-old children

"The findings of this survey highlight the need for urgent investment in oral health education so that parents and children understand the impact of sugar on teeth and the importance of good oral hygiene."

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LGA responds to data on education support for deaf children

"We are calling for an urgent review of funding to meet the unprecedented rise in demand for support from children with special educational needs and disabilities.”

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LGA responds to NSPCC report on school referrals for mental health treatment

“Providing just a small proportion of the funding the Government is spending on mental health support nationally on school counselling is one way the Government can ensure every child and young person enjoys the bright future they deserve.”