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LGA responds to APPG report on food and drink marketing

"Urgent action is needed to tackle the child obesity crisis to prevent today’s obese children becoming tomorrow’s obese adults."

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LGA responds to ADCS safeguarding report

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to research by ADCS highlighting increasing safeguarding pressures.

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LGA responds to Cavendish Coalition report

“This is a positive report that reinforces a number of concerns that the LGA has recently raised."

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LGA responds to Government's Health and Social Care Prevention announcement

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the launch of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s Prevention Vision.

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LGA responds to Environmental Audit Committee’s report on the Government’s 25 year Environment Plan

Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Environment spokesman, responds to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on the Government’s 25 year Environment Plan.

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Avoid dangerous illegal fireworks, councils and fire authorities warn

People should avoid buying cheap fireworks from suspect outlets which could leave them with life-changing injuries, councils and fire and rescue services urge today.

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LGA responds to launch of Serious and Organised Crime Strategy

Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, Cllr Simon Blackburn, responds to the launch of the Serious and Organised Crime Strategy.

LGA responds to Which? research on the cost of paying for a care home place

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to Which? research on people underestimating the cost of paying for a care home place.

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LGA responds to Budget 2018

Councils continue to face huge uncertainty about how they will pay for local services into the next decade and beyond.

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Potential £320 billion windfall from new generation of high quality social housing

Councils could generate £320 billion into the country’s economy over the next 50 years if they were able to build a “new generation” of high-quality council housing, the Local Government Association says today.