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LGA responds to Health Foundation report on emergency hospital admissions

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a report published today by the Health Foundation, on an increase in emergency hospital admissions.

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LGA: clean, connected and in-control: what tomorrow’s transport technology could mean for councils

"It is the job of councils to plan the future shape of our towns and cities and we hope this guide will serve as a useful primer to get local politicians and senior officers thinking about the impact on their area.”

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Hackitt review: LGA responds to final report

"Our immediate priority is to ensure that a fire like that at Grenfell never happens again, and to make certain the buildings which people live, visit and work in are safe today. It is therefore disappointing that Dame Judith has stopped short of recommending a ban on combustible materials and the use of desktop studies, both essential measures to improve safety."

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LGA responds to cut to stakes on fixed odds betting terminals

“This announcement is fantastic news and a sensible decision to help tackle the harm these machines can cause."

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LGA responds to combustible material consultation

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the announcement by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire that the Government will launch a consultation into banning the use of combustible materials in cladding and insulation systems on high-rise residential buildings.

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LGA responds to written ministerial statement on shale developments

“We are clear that it should be up to local communities to decide whether or not to host fracking operations in their areas."

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LGA responds to PM's cladding funding pledge

“It is great that the Government has honoured its commitment from last summer to meet the unexpected exceptional costs for councils arising from major remedial fire safety work on high-rise buildings.”

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Tooth decay: LGA responds to the PHE survey of five-year-old children

"The findings of this survey highlight the need for urgent investment in oral health education so that parents and children understand the impact of sugar on teeth and the importance of good oral hygiene."

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LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

"Today’s figures show that councils have reduced the number of delayed days, building on a near continuous fall in delays since last summer."

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LGA responds to VODG survey on sleep-in costs paid to carers

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a survey published today by the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group, which reveals that nearly 70 per cent of the disability care sector is threatened by the liability for sleep-in costs paid to carers.