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LGA responds to research by Which? into plastic-backed fridges and freezers

"The public need to have confidence in the products they buy and we need robust fire tests not only for consumer products but also materials used in construction."

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LGA: housing developers must adopt a 'fibre to the premises' kitemark for new builds

“We call on the Government, homebuilders and the broadband industry to work with us and develop the details of this proposal and give homebuyers the confidence to invest in a new home, knowing they won’t be stuck in the digital slow lane.”

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LGA responds to new government initiative to reduce rough sleeping

Cllr Martin Tett, the Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, responds to the announcement of a new £30 million government fund over the next year to help councils reduce rough sleeping.

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LGA response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee's report on the Government's draft Tenant Fees Bill

"The cap on holding deposits will bring much-needed clarity for the private rented sector. Excessive fees are a concern for tenants and councils, as they hamper access to the market and put pressures on other tenures, such as social or supported housing."

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LGA responds to government measures on plastic recycling

Cllr Martin Tett, Local Government Association Environment spokesman, responds to the Government’s proposals to increase plastic recycling, including a deposit scheme for plastic bottles.

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LGA responds to announcement of multi-year funding plan for the NHS

It’s good to see long-term investment in the NHS, but government also needs to make the same commitment to adult social care which deserves to be given parity with the health service.

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LGA responds to Independent Age report on older private renters

"With housing for elderly people currently accounting for just 6 per cent of our existing stock, and more older people and families renting privately than ever before, there needs to be a national focus on tackling a chronic shortage of homes suitable to support our ageing population and reforms that will maintain and improve housing standards."

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LGA responds to increased funding for potholes repair funding following winter damage

"The funding announced today will provide just over 1 per cent of what is needed to tackle our current £9.3 billion local roads repair backlog."

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LGA responds to National Crime Agency figures on modern slavery

"Councils are determined to protect children in their communities, but with essential children’s services expected to experience a £2 billion funding gap by 2020, they face real challenges."

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Rise in online shopping clogging up our roads with LGVs

As companies scramble to meet their rising number of deliveries, traffic caused by the number of Light Goods Vehicles (LGV) on our streets has soared.