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LGA responds to Environmental Audit Committee’s report on the Government’s 25 year Environment Plan

Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Environment spokesman, responds to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on the Government’s 25 year Environment Plan.

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Avoid dangerous illegal fireworks, councils and fire authorities warn

People should avoid buying cheap fireworks from suspect outlets which could leave them with life-changing injuries, councils and fire and rescue services urge today.

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LGA responds to launch of Serious and Organised Crime Strategy

Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, Cllr Simon Blackburn, responds to the launch of the Serious and Organised Crime Strategy.

LGA responds to Which? research on the cost of paying for a care home place

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to Which? research on people underestimating the cost of paying for a care home place.

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LGA responds to Budget 2018

Councils continue to face huge uncertainty about how they will pay for local services into the next decade and beyond.

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Potential £320 billion windfall from new generation of high quality social housing

Councils could generate £320 billion into the country’s economy over the next 50 years if they were able to build a “new generation” of high-quality council housing, the Local Government Association says today.

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LGA: Biggest increase in children on child protection plans in four years

Council leaders say these figures prove why it is vital the Chancellor announces new funding for children’s services in Monday’s Autumn Budget.

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Majority of people unprepared for adult social care costs

Only 15 per cent of adults say they are making plans for how they will pay for care they might need in the future.

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Future of maintained nurseries and support for children with special needs at risk - LGA survey

“This provision is now under threat unless government commits to an extra year of funding in 2020/21 as part of wider work to find a long-term sustainable funding solution in the Spending Review."

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LGA responds to survey by the Care and Support Alliance

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to survey by the Care and Support Alliance.