"It is fantastic news that the targets for diagnosing and treating people with HIV have been met in the UK, a success story that could not have been achieved without the key role played by local government."
Illegally using a Blue Badge is not a victimless crime. For disabled people, Blue Badges are a vital lifeline that helps them get out and about to visit shops or family and friends. Callous thieves and unscrupulous fraudsters using them illegally are robbing disabled people of this independence.
"The percentage of overall complaints upheld has fallen slightly in the last year, and councils are determined to reduce all complaints over adult social care and ensure high quality and dignified care is delivered to all those who need it."
Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to an RSPCA report highlighting its concerns about councils having to deliver more animal welfare work with no extra funding.