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LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

“Despite significant funding and resource pressures, councils are fulfilling their commitments while also delivering effective budget management."


LGA responds to consultation on mandatory reporting of child abuse

“We are pleased that the Government has listened to the concerns of the LGA, local councils and our partners across the public sector and decided against the introduction of mandatory reporting of child abuse."

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LGA responds to new planning laws for councils

“The truth is that councils are currently approving nine in 10 planning applications, which shows that the planning system is working well and is not a barrier to building."


LGA responds to Family and Childcare Trust survey on childcare

"Councils are committed to ensuring that parents have access to high quality, flexible childcare so that all children get the best start in life, and have been working closely with local providers to try to make sure enough spaces are available for those who need them."

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LGA responds to CQC survey which finds choosing care one of most stressful experiences

“Choosing care for a loved one is a major and often stressful decision - especially when they have to be made quickly – as it has health and wellbeing implications for the person who needs caring for."

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LGA responds to AA poll of drivers on the condition of roads

"Only long-term and consistent investment in local road maintenance can allow councils to embark on the widespread improvement of our roads that is desperately needed, to the benefit of all road users up and down the country."

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LGA responds to the latest refugee resettlement figures

"Councils have had an excellent track record in welcoming asylum-seeking and refugee children and their families for many years, and continue to work hard to support the Syrian resettlement scheme alongside all the other schemes in the current operation."


LGA responds to new sentencing guidelines around domestic violence incorporating text and email abuse

"This new guidance, which acknowledges that it can occur in a wide range of domestic settings and in various forms, including over text or email, is a positive step towards tackling it."

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PRCA and LGA sign agreement to assume administrative responsibility for LGcommunications

“The LGA is delighted to be partnering with the PRCA to deliver this exciting new chapter."

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Blue Badge thefts quadrupled in five years

The theft of Blue Badges has risen by 14 per cent in the past 12 months and more than quadrupled since 2013, councils warn today.

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