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LGA responds to written ministerial statement on shale developments

“We are clear that it should be up to local communities to decide whether or not to host fracking operations in their areas."


LGA responds to PM's cladding funding pledge

“It is great that the Government has honoured its commitment from last summer to meet the unexpected exceptional costs for councils arising from major remedial fire safety work on high-rise buildings.”

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Tooth decay: LGA responds to the PHE survey of five-year-old children

"The findings of this survey highlight the need for urgent investment in oral health education so that parents and children understand the impact of sugar on teeth and the importance of good oral hygiene."


LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

"Today’s figures show that councils have reduced the number of delayed days, building on a near continuous fall in delays since last summer."


LGA responds to VODG survey on sleep-in costs paid to carers

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a survey published today by the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group, which reveals that nearly 70 per cent of the disability care sector is threatened by the liability for sleep-in costs paid to carers.

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LGA responds to Centrepoint report on young people and homelessness

Cllr Martin Tett, the Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, responds to Centrepoint’s report on Young People and Homelessness.


LGA responds to modern slavery report

"Councils will not tolerate the exploitation of people in their communities and are committed to protecting the most vulnerable in society."


LGA responds to ONS report on UK's alcohol drinking habits

"Councils are committed to ensuring that those that need help with alcohol misuse get the right support and treatment."


LGA responds to report on spending reductions in councils' public health services

"These findings are not unexpected. Despite budget reductions, councils are determined to maintain vital public health services to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives, but the reality is that many local authorities are having to make difficult decisions on these key services, including stopping them altogether."


LGA responds to review of Mental Health Act

"It’s good to see mental health finally getting the attention and profile that it deserves and this report has rightly focused on the input of people who have been directly affected by the Act."