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LGA: tourism sector facing jobs "black hole"

England’s vital tourism sector risks being overwhelmed by record number of visitors and growing skills gaps, council leaders warn today.

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LGA responds to a new strategy introduced by the Office for Product Safety and Standards

"The consequences of faulty electrical goods catching fire are devastating, damaging property and in some cases causing loss of life."

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LGA responds to Government announcement on supported housing

“This announcement will give councils and housing providers the certainty to sustain and invest in supported housing for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities."

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LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

"Councils have now reduced the average number of delayed transfers of care days attributed to social care since June 2017 by 40 per cent."

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LGA responds to civil society strategy

“We are pleased that the Government’s strategy has placed youth services back on the agenda, and we look forward to working with them on the review of youth services guidance in light of the increasingly challenging context that councils are working in."

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Two-thirds of plastic in packaging pots and trays is unrecyclable

Manufacturers must scrap the “smorgasboard” of plastics which are used in packaging for key foods so that councils can reduce waste sent to landfill and increase recycling.

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LGA responds to Which? broadband speed advertising research

"It is great to see that these tougher standards, called for by the LGA, are leading to improved transparency around the advertising of broadband speeds."

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LGA - National Citizen Service funding should be devolved to local youth services

Figures reveal only a small number of eligible youngsters are taking part in the Government’s National Citizen Service (NCS), despite hundreds of millions of pounds of government investment.

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LGA responds to Action for Children research on young carers

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to new Action for Children research showing that three-quarters of young carers feel lonely during the summer holidays.

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LGA responds to Brexit impact assessments by councils

Cllr Kevin Bentley, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Brexit Taskforce, responds to Brexit impact assessments being prepared by councils.