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'Clock ticking' on post-Brexit funding certainty

Local areas must be given post-Brexit regional aid funding allocations by the time the UK formally leaves the European Union in March 2019, council leaders say today, as they set out an urgent timetable for government to follow to clarify the future of this vital funding.

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LGA responds to NAO report on exiting the EU

"This report highlights a number of concerns the LGA has already raised about the impact of Brexit on local regulators, particularly in port areas."

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Councils improve more schools than academy chains

New analysis reveals more failing schools are turned around by councils than academy chains, local government leaders reveal today.

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LGA responds to report on neglect of older children

Cllr Roy Perry, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a joint report on neglect of older children from the inspectorates Ofsted, HMI Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and HMI Probation.

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LGA responds to Select Committee report on fracking

LGA spokesperson responds to a planning guidance report on fracking by MPs on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee.

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LGA responds to report on housing adaptations

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a report by the Centre for Ageing Better on housing adaptations.

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Rural communities face a post-Brexit 'perfect storm' councils warn

Unaffordable homes, poor connectivity, skills gaps and health inequalities are combining to create a “perfect storm” that is threatening the future success and prosperity of rural areas, council leaders reveal today.

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LGA responds to the Grimsey Review 2

"Many councils throughout the country are already leading the way in transforming the future potential of their town centres in the face of unprecedented changes in shopping habits and the retail landscape."

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LGA responds to NAO report on health and social care integration

"The focus on both short-term funding crises and reducing pressure on acute and inpatient services, rather than prevention and wider community support work by councils, is hindering the ability to transform health and social care services. "

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LGA: Prevention funding will help NHS 70th birthday cash go further

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to today’s 70th anniversary of the NHS.