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LGA responds to Autumn Statement

“Councils want to work with central government to develop a long-term strategy to deliver critical local services and growth more effectively. Alongside certainty of funding and greater investment, this also needs wider devolution where local leaders have greater freedom from central government to take decisions on how to provide vital services in their communities.”

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Chancellor must act to protect local services from threat of spiralling costs - LGA

Ahead of the fiscal event tomorrow (November 17), a survey by the LGA reveals all responding councils are facing additional cost pressures which were not included in their budget for this year.

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LGA responds to ADASS Autumn Survey 2022

“There needs to be immediate investment to end this crisis, address unmet and under-met need and allow all people to access the health and care services they need.”

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New LGA report warns local sexual health services are at ‘breaking point’

Councils currently face a perfect storm as demand for services continuing to rise just as the price of providing them is also escalating dramatically. 

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Social workers seeing record numbers of children with mental health problems

A record number of children with mental health problems were seen by social workers last year, an increase of more than a half in five years, latest figures show.

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LGA responds to funding to tackle rogue landlords

Responding for the LGA Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesperson, said: “Everyone deserves a safe, decent, warm and affordable place to live, this is critical to the health and wellbeing of communities.

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Councils warn vacancies will be unfilled and in demand jobs at risk if community courses are cut

Future teachers, carers and nurses could be held back from realising their potential and risk stifling economic growth if proposed cuts to community learning courses goes ahead, councils warn today.

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LGA responds to RAC report into state of local road surfaces 

"Despite the efforts of councils, which repair a pothole every 19 seconds, our local roads repair backlog is rising, with latest estimates showing it would take over £12 billion and ten years to clear."

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LGA responds to Which? survey on slow take-up of broadband social tariffs

“Fast and reliable internet access is an everyday necessity for households and it is essential that providers play their part by offering and raising awareness of their social tariffs, which should include reasonable broadband speeds."

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LGA responds to NAO report on support for vulnerable adolescents

“This report builds on the concerns raised by councils and the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care around the need for far better join up across government, working with councils, to support vulnerable adolescents.