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LGA responds to Government statement on flooding

“To support protection work by councils to prepare for heavy rainfalls this winter, funding for flood defences needs to be devolved to local areas to ensure money is directed towards projects that best reflect local needs."

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#CouncilsCan: social media initiative promotes local services ahead of the spending round

#CouncilsCan highlight the positive impact of local services and the urgent need for this week’s Spending Round to adequately fund under-pressure councils. 

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LGA responds ClientEarth report on council climate change plans

“The forthcoming Spending Round needs to ensure councils have adequate funding to protect local services next year to help improve residents’ lives, including through proactive environmental protection work.”

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LGA responds to Crisis' Cover the Cost campaign to prevent homelessness

“Ending homelessness remains a top priority for councils." 

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LGA responds to new planning rules showing how developers' cash is spent on communities

“Councils support the principle of infrastructure funding statements showing how much developers’ money is spent on local communities, and many councils already publish them. This work needs to be fully funded and councils also need sufficient lead-in time."

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LGA - All councils need powers to tackle lorry-mayhem blighting communities

The Local Government Association today reveals a catalogue of incidents where lorries have blocked streets, got stuck in villages and crashed into bridges and homes as a result of driving down routes not suitable for their size or weight, often after being taken there by a sat nav.

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LGA responds to Age UK report on social care

“The Spending Round next week is an opportunity for the Government to invest in council-run services such as social care, to improve people’s lives for the better and save much more further down the line."

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LGA responds to Government announcement for SEND funding

Responding to an announcement by the Department of Education about an extra £700 million for children with special educational needs, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Children and Young People Board, said: "It is great that the Government has acted on the LGA’s call for a significant funding boost for services that support children with special educational needs next year. "Councils want to ensure every child gets the best education possible and that every parent can choose the sort of education setting they want for their child. "This funding will help councils meet unprecedented demand

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LGA responds to 'We are Undefeatable' campaign

“Across the country, councils are developing exciting and innovative programmes to encourage older people, including those with long-term conditions and disabilities, to access physical activity."

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LGA responds to social care funding reports

“People’s lives are improved for the better by councils, with every pound invested by government in council-run services such as social care relieving pressure on other essential services like the NHS."