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LGA responds to ONS annual figures on domestic abuse

"Tackling domestic abuse is an issue that councils take very seriously and we look forward to the Government’s commitment to transforming the response to domestic abuse in its forthcoming Bill."

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LGA responds to adverts near schools banned by the Advertising Standards Authority

“It is not right when we are trying to educate children around the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, that at the same time they are subjected to a bombardment of junk food advertising.”

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LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner research on children’s mental health 

Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, responds to analysis by the Children’s Commissioner on children’s mental health services.

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LGA responds to RAC survey on 'yellow box' junction enforcement

Councillor Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the LGA, responds to an RAC survey which found that more than a third of motorists believe councils outside London should be able to enforce ‘yellow box’ junctions.

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24-hour tweetathon shows a day in the life of local government

#OurDay has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and we know we can make this the biggest and best yet."

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LGA responds to CLA report on affordable homes

"Councils are committed to tackling the housing crisis and delivering the right homes in the right places with the necessary local services and infrastructure."

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Fake car mileage equivalent to travelling to the moon, some councils said

The LGA is calling for DIY mileage correction tools – widely available for sale online from about £100 – to be banned to help reduce clocking.

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LGA responds to Gambling Commission report on children using 18-plus pub gaming machines

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a report published today by the Gambling Commission on the under-age use of gaming machines in pubs.

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LGA responds to latest looked after children statistics

"This reinforces the need for new and long-term significant funding for children’s services, which are fast approaching a tipping point and face a funding gap of £3 billion by 2025 just to keep services running at current levels."

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Government must make case for increases in national taxation to rescue adult social care

Years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point.