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LGA responds to cladding funding announcement

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the announcement that the Government will pay for the replacement of flammable cladding on private tower blocks.

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LGA responds to new programme to protect children at risk of exploitation

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the announcement of a new government programme to protect children at risk of exploitation.

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LGA responds to UASC funding announcement

“With the vast majority of refugee children aged 16 or 17, this change in funding needs to be followed through so that care leaving costs, which are equal to or greater than those of non-UASC, are fully funded, as this remains the main barrier to councils taking on responsibility for ever-growing numbers."

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LGA responds to latest NHS figures on obesity

“Obesity is one of our most serious public health challenges and these figures are a wake-up call on what is needed to help combat this epidemic."

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LGA responds to report on support for people living with arthritis

Chairman of the Local Government Association Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, responds to the report by Versus Arthritis on home support for people living with arthritis.

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LGA responds to APPG report on knife crime

“The shocking surge in children and young people tragically involved in knife crime and gang activity only reinforces the need to invest in local services to support and work with children and young people to help them stay safe."

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LGA responds to ICHA report on children's homes

“We are absolutely clear that unless new funding is found, then these vital services, which keep children safe from harm and the worst abuses of society, will reach a tipping point.”

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LGA responds to National Audit Office land availability report

“Through programmes like One Public Estate, councils have shown that they are best-placed to lead efforts to make better use of public assets, such as releasing unused or surplus land for housing, and are committed to bringing forward sites to ensure that enough homes and the necessary infrastructure are built to meet local needs."

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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on children's services funding

“It is great that the influential Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has backed the LGA’s call for new funding to be invested in children’s services in the forthcoming Spending Review"

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LGA responds to Social Mobility Commission's State of the Nation Report

"We want every resident to have a good quality of life and to be able to improve their circumstances regardless of their background or where they live."