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Half of businesses not displaying food hygiene ratings - councils call for law change

Half of businesses in England do not display their food hygiene ratings in their premises, councils reveal today.

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LGA responds to taxi licensing report

"Councils have long-called for existing outdated taxi laws to be updated and strengthened so we are pleased that many of our recommendations have been supported in this report."

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LGA responds to RAC annual motoring report

The LGA has long-called for more public transport funding so it is pleasing to see this echoed by an overwhelming majority of motorists who would use more public transport if it was better.

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LGA responds to PM social housing announcement

"Homes for affordable and social rent are desperately needed across the country now, not in 2022, and the measures announced today fail to provide the funding certainty councils also need to play a leading role in solving our housing crisis."

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Strain on unpaid carers putting adult social care at increased risk of collapse

Everyone needs a break and time to recharge their batteries. Not only is this a basic right, but the health impacts for carers are significant. It’s a false economy in the long term not to invest in breaks.

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New university students urged to get meningitis vaccine

“Meningitis is potentially deadly, can kill within hours and first-year students are at particular risk of catching it.”

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LGA responds to Land Value Capture report

“Government action on these recommendations would have a significant impact in building more homes with the right infrastructures and places that people want to live and work.”

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LGA responds to research by the Advisory Group on Contraception

"Councils are having to carefully consider how best they can spend their public health funding, which has been reduced by £600 million, to maximise cost effectiveness, improve people’s health through better access for service users and ensure prompt provision of contraception to reduce unplanned pregnancies."

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LGA responds to the Government's Agriculture Bill

"Local government could play a significant role in any new system of environmental land management, particularly around issues such as environmental improvements, rural resilience and public access."

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LGA responds to Public Health England's Health Profile for England

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to Public Health England’s Health Profile for England report.