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Bus passenger journeys fall to lowest level in a decade, councils warn

The number of people using buses in England each year has fallen to its lowest level in a decade.

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Councils worked quickly to send cladding samples for testing - LGA

“Councils have worked quickly to check cladding on tower blocks where they are the landlord and send samples for independent testing."

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Queen’s Speech: LGA responds to draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech.

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LGA responds to the Government's new litter strategy  

LGA Lord Porter says road litter is a big problem for councils at a time when they are experiencing significant budget pressures.

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LGA responds to NAO report on business rates

Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, responded to the National Audit Office report on 100 per cent retention of business rates

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Pavement parking: councils call for ban in London to be rolled out across the country

Laws allowing local authorities to ban pavement parking in London should be rolled out across the country to crack down on inconsiderate motorists endangering lives, councils say.

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Budget 2017: Councils respond to business rates announcement

Cllr Claire Kober, Chair of the Local Government Association's Resources Board, responded to the announcement in the Spring Budget that councils will receive £300 million to provide discretionary business rates relief

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Budget 2017: LGA responds to social care funding

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responded to the Chancellor's Budget announcement that councils will receive £2 billion extra funding for social care over the next three years.

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Fire service ditching outdated image in major diversity drive

The fire and rescue service is shaking off its outdated image in a major drive to change the public's perception of firefighters, a new report outlines today.

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LGA responds to Children and Social Work Bill amendment

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, responded to the amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill.