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LGA responds to NHS England decision to expand PrEP trial

"We are pleased that NHS England has decided to fund the expansion of this successful trial of PrEP, ahead of a planned national rollout as part of our united approach to defeat the spread of HIV."

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first magazine is now online

In response to the latest readership survey, first magazine is now available in an online format - take a look around and let us know what you think. The pdf is still available to download and you can now also subscribe to an email alert so that you never miss new content.

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Response to latest delayed transfers of care figures

Over recent years, councils have protected adult social care relative to other services. But the scale of the overall funding picture for local government as a whole means adult social care services still face a £3.6 billion funding gap by 2025, just to maintain existing standards of care.

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LGA responds to EPI report on school revenue balances

“These findings are further evidence of the funding pressures schools and councils are under, including support for children with special needs, which faces a shortfall of £472 million this year alone."

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Children's care cash crisis: nine in 10 councils pushed into the red

Severe funding shortages for social services that protect vulnerable children have pushed nearly nine in 10 councils into the red, new LGA analysis relveals.

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LGA responds to report on council parking revenue

Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the LGA, responds to a report by confused.com on councils’ parking income and investment in roads.

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Response to RAC Foundation report on road bridges

The Government is spending 52 times more 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 NHS Long Term Plan

“We feel this is a missed opportunity for the Government to also launch its long-awaited adult social care green paper and proposals for the sustainable funding of these services."

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LGA responds to Shelter report on social housing

Cllr Martin Tett, Housing spokesman for the LGA, responds to a report by Shelter calling for government to invest in a 20-year housebuilding programme and extend the social housing eligibility criteria.

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Response to NHS long term plan to help problem drinkers and smokers

Councils are tackling persistent problems as part of their public health responsibilities, including helping to prevent those with alcohol and tobacco dependency ending up in hospital and placing an extra burden on our already-strained NHS.