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£8 billion funding black hole by 2025 will swallow up popular council services

Communities may suffer the loss of leisure and cultural facilities, fewer bus services, unkempt parks and green spaces and see fly-tippers go unpunished without government investment in under-pressure council services.

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LGA responds to Young Carers survey

"Good relationships between councils, schools, the NHS and other organisations are crucial to making sure that children are referred as quickly as possible and get the support they need to help them their lives to the fullest.”

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LGA responds to funding for pothole repair solutions

Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the Local Government Association, responds to an announcement of £22.9 million in government funding to help some councils lead research and trials on new road surface materials and pothole repairs.

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Report: Councils empowering and engaging tenants

A new report published by the Local Government Association and Tpas sets out how councils are empowering and engaging their tenants. 

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LGA responds to Royal College of Physicians poll on winter pressures

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a Royal College of Physicians poll on winter pressures.

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LGA responds to rough sleeping figures

“Proper resourcing of local government funding is essential if we are going to end homelessness."

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LGA responds to government's commitment to reach zero HIV transmissions

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s commitment to make the UK the first country to reach zero HIV transmissions by 2030.

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LGA responds to local government ethics report

Lord Porter, Chairman of the LGA, responds to the new report by the Committee on Standards in Public Life on local government ethical standards.

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LGA responds to IFS report on council tax support

“Between 2010 and 2020, councils will have lost almost 60p out of every £1 the Government had provided for services."

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Response to the final Local Government Finance Settlement

If we truly value our local services then we have to be prepared to pay for them. Fully funding councils is the only way they will be able to keep providing the services which make a difference to people’s lives, such as caring for older and disabled people, protecting children, building homes, fixing roads and collecting bins.