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Environment - Air pollution

LGA responds to NAO air quality report

“For their part councils are doing what they can to address this issue. This includes creating more clean air zones, installing clean air monitors in pollution hotspots, encouraging more cycling and walking in their communities and electric vehicle charging infrastructure to make air cleaner for our children and grandchildren."

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LGA responds to latest children in need statistics

“It is absolutely vital that the Autumn Statement ensures that children’s services are adequately funded so councils can meet this rising demand and ensure children and their families get the support they need, as soon as they need it."

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LGA responds to Devolution APPG inquiry into Levelling Up White Paper

“Now the new Prime Minister is taking office, it is vital that the Government recommits to its plans to empower our communities and roll out devolution across England as quickly as possible."

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LGA responds to new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak MP

Chairman of the LGA, Cllr James Jamieson, responds to the announcement that Rishi Sunak MP is to become the next Prime Minister.

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LGA responds to CQC state of care report

"As this important report states there is gridlock in the health and social care system, meaning people are left waiting or are getting stuck in the system and accessing the right health and care services is becoming even more of a struggle."

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LGA responds to final report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

“The LGA and councils will be working closely with the Government, partners, victims and survivors in the coming months to identify how best to respond to the Inquiry’s recommendations.”

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LGA responds to IFS report on Levelling Up funding

Cllr Andrew Western, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board has responded to an Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report which states how public service funding cuts is putting the Levelling Up agenda in danger.

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LGA statement on reports of social care reform delays

“We are encouraged to see that the LGA’s call for a delay to aspects of these reforms might be being listened to as there is not currently the funding and capacity in place needed to ensure these reforms are a success."

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Social rent cap could cost councils more than £3 billion in five years

“With more than one million people on council house waiting lists and the retrofitting of existing housing stock key to the country’s net zero goals, imposing a cap would have a hugely detrimental impact to those efforts.”

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Council cost pressures – a comment piece by Cllr James Jamieson

"Inflation is not going to come down overnight; reserves can only be spent once; a local service cannot be cut twice."