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LGA responds to PHE figures on hospital tooth extractions among young people

“If the Government is serious about tackling tooth decay early, they should use the upcoming Spending Review to reverse the £700 million real terms reductions to councils’ public health grants between 2015/16 and 2019/20."

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LGA responds to violence against women and girls strategy

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Safer and Stronger Communities Board at the LGA, which runs the National FGM Centre in partnership with Barnardo’s, responds to the updated strategy to end violence against women and girls, published by government today.

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LGA responds to centre for cities report on skills gap

Cllr Sir Richard Leese CBE, Chair of the LGA's City Regions Board responds to the Centre for Cities skills report.

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LGA responds to Independent Age analysis on care homes

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to Independent Age analysis on care homes.

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LGA responds to Government plans to extend road repairs guarantee

Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the LGA, responds to a consultation announced by Government on increasing the minimum guarantee on utility firms’ roadworks from two to five years, and introducing new asphalt standards to keep roads pothole-free for longer.

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Public health improving under councils, despite substantial cuts

The data demonstrates that the local authority delivery of public health is effective, accountable, efficient and offers great value for money.

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LGA responds to rural services network call for rural strategy

“The LGA’s Post-Brexit England Commission was established to find a way forward. It sets out how councils in non-metropolitan areas can build thriving, connected and healthy communities if they are given the powers and funding to deliver for their residents."

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LGA responds to maintained nurseries funding announcement

“The LGA has been clear all along around the need for additional funding to secure the future of maintained nursery schools and we are pleased the Government has acted on our concerns."

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LGA responds to Coram Family and childcare survey

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to Childcare Survey 2019 by Coram Family and Childcare.

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LGA responds to report on child gangs

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the LGA's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a report on child gangs in England by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.