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LGA responds to NAO report on Restart Scheme

"Restart focused only on those on out-of-work benefits, so the underspend could have been used by councils, devolved authorities and others to address this challenge, using their local knowledge, connections and expertise."

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LGA responds to Centre for Mental Health report into pressure on mental health services

Mental health services are under significant pressure and face challenges to keep up with increasing demand.

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LGA responds to broadband expansion plans

“Fast, reliable internet access is an everyday necessity and this latest announcement will help boost connectivity to more places."

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LGA: Councils call for urgent clarity on the future of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Vital locally-led projects for boosting business, supporting local communities and regenerating high streets are at risk due to government delays in approving councils’ investment plans.

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LGA: Stamping out abuse of councillors

New toolkit aimed at putting an end to the increasing intimidation reported by a number of councillors as they attempt to go about their daily business supporting local residents.

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LGA responds to Government dental care plan

LGA analysis has shown, there are significant numbers of dental deserts across the country, with many people lacking access to affordable dental care.

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LGA responds to Carers Trust report on unpaid carers

“Our care system simply could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers, who provide vital support for thousands of loved ones people every day."

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LGA responds to additional funding for health research and technology

"Obesity, cancer and addictions are some of the biggest health challenges facing us as a country and so it is good to see additional investment in technology and research to help improve the health of our local communities."

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Death of Cllr Judi Billing

“For many years Judi worked tirelessly with us and her huge contribution to helping councils improve services for the many people who rely upon them, means she leaves a lasting legacy."

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LGA responds to PAC report on children’s social care innovation

“It is good the Committee backs our call to build on the success of the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme as councils face both financial pressures and increasing numbers of children requiring support for more complex needs."