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LGA responds to King's Fund report on adult social care

“These findings confirm that the current system of adult social care is at breaking point, with people living longer, increases in costs and decreases in funding."

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Local Government Mutual opens for business

The Local Government Mutual is open for business with LGA member councils invited to find out how it can potentially provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional insurance services and save them money.

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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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LGA responds to Impetus report on young people's employment gap

“No child’s life chances should be affected by where they grow up or how much their parent or guardian earns."

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LGA responds to St Mungo's report on homelessness funding

“Councils want to end homelessness by preventing it happening in the first place, but are currently housing more than 200,000 homeless people, many of them children, in temporary accommodation."

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LGA responds to EPI report on off-rolling

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a report by the Education Policy Institute on unexplained pupil exits from schools.

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LGA responds to children securing primary school places

“Every child should have a fair chance of getting into their parents’ preferred school and councils and schools work extremely hard to try and ensure that as many pupils as possible are allocated their first preference.”

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LGA responds to Which? research on product safety

"It is vital that the Government and partners work with councils so that they continue to retain timely access to information on unsafe product alerts."

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LGA responds to Government announcement on landlord evictions

“Housing security is critical for the health and wellbeing of families and everyone deserves a safe, secure and affordable place to call home."

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LGA responds to latest figures on teenage pregnancies

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to latest ONS figures published today on teenage pregnancies in England and Wales for 2017.