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Queen's speech: LGA responds to serious violence bill

“We support a public health approach to tackling serious violent crime, which has become an increasing priority for councils."

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Queen's Speech: LGA responds to broadband announcement

"With access found to be patchy in some areas, it is critical the Government ensures good mobile coverage nationwide, especially in more remote areas."

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LGA responds to Domestic Abuse Bill and new statutory duty on councils

“There needs to be a greater focus on prevention and early intervention measures to tackle the root causes, support more victims, and stop domestic abuse occurring in the first place."

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LGA responds to £250 million investment in cultural infrastructure

“This funding will help libraries and museums to adapt, reach even wider audiences, and continue their roles at the heart of the community."

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Housing Crisis - spending on B&Bs for homeless rockets since 2010

New analysis by the Local Government Association shows that councils are having to spend nearly 10 times as much money on placing homeless households in bed and breakfasts due to rising demand for support and a shortage of homes, as they were a decade ago.

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LGA: Adult social care services help cut half a million unnecessary hospital bed days

“Thanks to the hard work of councils’ social care teams, the NHS has seen delayed transfers of care attributable to social care fall dramatically by more than half a million."

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LGA responds to PWLB rate rise

“This 1 per cent PWLB rate increase could cost councils an extra £70 million a year for borrowing to be undertaken in the next year."

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LGA responds to Education Policy Institute report on unexplained pupil exits

Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Boards, Cllr Judith Blake, responds to a report by the Education Policy Institute on unexplained exits of pupils.

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LGA responds to latest NCMP statistics on overweight and obese children

“Unless we solve this crisis, today’s obese children will become tomorrow’s obese adults whose years of healthy life will be shortened by a whole host of health problems including diabetes, cancer and heart disease.”

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LGA responds to Chief Medical Officer's report on childhood obesity

Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, responds to the Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies’ report on childhood obesity.