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LGA responds to IFG report on adult social care funding

This latest report further reflects the urgent need to reform adult social funding, which cannot be ignored if we are to rescue the sector from crisis.

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LGA responds to the Government announcement of changes to the apprenticeship levy

Cllr Sir Richard Leese, Chair of the LGA’s City Regions Board, responds to the Government announcement of changes to the Apprenticeship Levy.

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LGA responds to Which? research on food hygiene

“Councils know their local areas best and target reduced resources at the riskiest businesses, while national co-ordination through the Food Standards Agency also helps to ensure that areas of the food industry most at risk are generally targeted accordingly."

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Health precautions urged by councils to combat heatwave

Councils are urging residents to keep an eye on vulnerable or elderly family and friends and help save lives as the nation heads outside to bask in the sunshine. 

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LGA responds to launch of Child Obesity Strategy

“This latest plan is desperately needed if we are to seriously tackle the child obesity crisis this country is experiencing."

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LGA: Nearly half of all bus routes under threat because of funding cuts to local government

"Councils in England face an overall funding gap that is expected to exceed £5 billion 2020. Faced with ongoing and significant funding pressures, the LGA said councils will struggle to maintain current subsidies for bus routes across the country."

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LGA responds to report on schools tackling youth mental health crisis

"We need to develop a system that says yes, rather than no, to children when they ask for help."

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LGA responds to Royal Town Planning Institute report on Planning

"Councils understand the importance of planning for local communities and residents - it's essential that communities are able to have oversight over homes and environments in their local area."

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LGA responds to multi million pound funding boost for cultural sector

"From music festivals and art trails to museums and theatres, we are extremely proud of our local and national heritage which attracts millions of visitors to our communities throughout the country."

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Six classrooms worth of children placed on child protection plans every day

More than 180 children are placed on child protection plans every day to keep them safe from harm.