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LGA responds to DLUHC announcement on supported housing package

“We are pleased that government is acting on councils’ concerns about the minority of unscrupulous landlords who exploit the supported housing system for financial gain while providing poor quality accommodation and support to people in vulnerable circumstances."

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Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection

The LGA pays tribute to the social care workforce and the vital work and support they delivered through the COVID-19 pandemic and remember those who sadly lost their lives.

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LGA responds to Nature Recovery plan

“Councils in our cities, towns and rural areas understand better than anyone the importance of protecting and preserving green spaces. They are at the heart of driving positive change in their communities."

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LGA responds to government Homes for Ukraine scheme

The Government must continue to work closely with councils, the community and voluntary sector and other key local partners to co-design this sponsorship scheme so it can move at pace and scale."

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SEND review needs to tackle huge rise in tribunal hearings – LGA

“It is vital the Government’s SEND review urgently tackles the increasingly adversarial nature of the SEND system since the 2014 reforms and minimises the need for legal disputes and tribunal hearings, providing the support that every young person and their family needs."

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LGA responds to CMA report on children's social care market

“We urge the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care to consider these recommendations in their final report and are keen to work with the Government to ensure that children can live in the homes that best suit their needs and where they can thrive.”

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LGA responds to Sutton Trust report on need for new careers education strategy

"Young people need to know their local options and devolving careers advice, post-16 and skills budgets and powers to local areas, would allow councils, schools, colleges and employers to work together to improve their offer to help give every young person the best start in life."

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LGA responds to new NHS reform plan

"The success of the Government’s plans to deliver better outcomes for people and communities will be absolutely reliant on councils."

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LGA: Review VAT on e-cigarette sales to help stop smoking efforts

To mark No Smoking Day today (Wednesday), the LGA, which represents councils in England and Wales, is calling for VAT on e-cigarette sales to be reduced from 20 to 5 per cent to bring it in line with sales on nicotine gum and patches.

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International Women's Day statement 2022

Marked annually on 8 March, International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.