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LGA responds to vaccine prioritisation for homeless people and rough sleepers

“It is positive that there is now clarity that local teams are able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping."

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LGA responds to further extension of bailiff enforced eviction ban

“As we come out of the pandemic, we are keen to work with government on a long-term plan to give renters the safeguards and protections they need to help them stay in their homes, in as many cases as possible."

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LGA responds to Coram Family and Childcare’s Annual Childcare Survey

“We support calls in the report for a review of the early years system to ensure that investment supports the Government’s ambitions and that parents are clear on the best options for their children".

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LGA responds to the Devolution APPG Levelling Up Devo report

"On the back of this report, councils and parliamentarians should now unite to ensure the Government’s upcoming Devolution and Recovery White Paper brings forward at pace a new devolution settlement for England, led by councils and their local communities.”

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LGA responds to APPG for Energy Studies report into energy policies

We are pleased that the report supports the focus on place and giving local and regional organisations a key role in the delivery of net zero.

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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on test and trace

“Getting the right balance between national and local measures to tackle the pandemic has been an ongoing challenge. Throughout, councils have called for greater involvement in decision-making and recognition that they have the skills, expertise, local knowledge and infrastructure to play a major role in combatting local outbreaks."

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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on achieving net zero

We are very pleased that the Committee has backed our call for a national fiscal and policy framework for addressing the climate emergency.

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LGA responds to £79 million mental health funding boost for children and young people

“This is a positive step amid the pandemic which has exacerbated existing child mental health problems and will help support an expected surge in related cases as schools reopen next week."

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LGA responds to new weight management services funding

“This new funding is a positive step and a reflection of our shared commitment with government to helping people of all ages achieve a healthier weight, by investing in prevention."

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LGA responds to HCLG Committee inquiry launch into adult social care funding

“This cross-party inquiry will be another important contributor to how we can sustainably pay for social care services, which have been seriously impacted by the pandemic but also affected by decades of delayed reforms by successive governments of different political colours.”