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LGA responds to reforms to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Cllr Linda Thomas, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a new Bill published today on reforms to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

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Councils face almost £8 billion funding black hole by 2025

Local services in England face a funding gap of almost £8 billion by 2025, the Local Government Association warns today.

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LGA responds to children's commissioner report on vulnerable children

Cllr Roy Perry, Vice Chairman of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a report from the Children’s Commissioner, warning that more than two million children in England are growing up in families where there are serious risks.

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LGA responds to latest smoking figures

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the latest NHS Digital figures on the number of adult smokers.

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LGA responds to Christians Against Poverty report on council and Government debt collection

"Councils understand the pressures people on low incomes are under and will support people who are in financial difficulty wherever possible."

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LGA responds to PAC report on local government funding

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, responds to the Public Accounts Committee report on the financial sustainability of local authorities.

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Action needs to combat 'historic low' social housing numbers

The definition of “affordable housing” must include homes for social rent in forthcoming government changes to planning policy to tackle the historic low numbers of social rented homes across the country, the Local Government Association says today.

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LGA responds to CQC review of health and social care

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a Care Quality Commission review, ‘Beyond Barriers’, into how older people move between health and adult social care services in England.

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Nine in ten councils say national taxation key to solving adult social care funding crisis

89 per cent of councils say national taxation must be part of the solution to securing the long-term financial stability of adult social care.

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Fake football memorabilia warning as World Cup fever kicks in

“People should always do their research when buying football memorabilia and replica kits. Check the reviews of online sellers, and bear in mind that if something is really cheap, it’s likely to be fake.”