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LGA responds to IFS report on impact of Autumn Statement on education funding

Effective, high quality early years provision makes a significant difference to young children, says Cllr Louise Gittins, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board.

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LGA statement: Parliamentary vote on plans to introduce voter ID

“We support the Gould Principle whereby electoral law should not be changed within six months of an election that the change would impact.”

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LGA responds to ONS alcohol death data

“Now, more than ever, we need a concerted approach to tackling the issue of alcohol-related harms. Trends have worsened, and a proactive effort is needed to turn the tide."

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LGA responds to Lords Adult Social Care Committee report: A “gloriously ordinary life’’

Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association Community Wellbeing Board said: “This excellent report could be a blueprint for the way forward for adult social care and we fully support the central message that social care should be seen as a “national imperative”. The positive framing of social care and the core focus on people who draw on care and support is particularly welcoming. “It rightly highlights the invisibility of the social care workforce and the incredible work they do to allow those who draw on care to live an equal life. It also brings to light the

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Culture key to recovery and prosperity: Cornerstones of Culture Report

Culture, heritage and creativity are essential to our future national prosperity, levelling up and recovery from crisis, a new LGA report finds.

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LGA responds to latest ONS smoking habits figures

“Reducing smoking rates among the remaining 5.4 million smokers in England is the single biggest thing we can do to improve the nation’s health."

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LGA responds to DLUHC announcement on housebuilding targets

Councils are committed to working with government and developers to build the housing the country needs.

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Winter is coming: Councils prepare for deep freeze with 1.4 million tonnes of salt at the ready

Councils are preparing for a period of plummeting temperatures, with 1.4 million tonnes of salt stockpiled across the country ready to treat icy roads and pavements.

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LGA responds to approval of councils’ UKSPF investment plans

"The Government must now work with councils and combined authorities to overcome any additional local challenges caused by the delay and make the introduction of the fund a success."

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LGA responds to Written Ministerial Statement on additional homelessness support

"This additional funding will provide some much-needed support for local authorities to help prevent vulnerable households from becoming homeless this winter."