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LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures published today by NHS England.

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LGA responds to Brexit White Paper

"To help ensure we have an economy fit for the future, we are urging the Government to act immediately to consult on the detail of what the fund will look like."

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LGA responds to PAC report on academy conversions

"Evidence shows councils are better at turning around failing schools than those converted to a sponsor-led academy."

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LGA responds to APPG report on children's social care

Cllr Roy Perry, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children on varying levels of social care support for children.

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LGA responds to the launch of the National Infrastructure Assessment

Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA’s Transport spokesman, responds to the launch of the National Infrastructure Assessment.

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LGA responds to Age UK report on unmet need in adult social care

“People’s unmet care needs will continue to increase and deepen the crisis in adult social care unless the sector receives a long-term funding settlement, like the NHS, and further funding is made available for council’s public health and prevention services."

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Delay to FOBT stake cut could cost gamblers £3 billion

"Gambling Commission statistics indicate that on average £5 million a day is being lost on FOBT machines, meaning a two year delay could see £3.6 billion lost before the stake is cut."

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'Clock ticking' on post-Brexit funding certainty

Local areas must be given post-Brexit regional aid funding allocations by the time the UK formally leaves the European Union in March 2019, council leaders say today, as they set out an urgent timetable for government to follow to clarify the future of this vital funding.

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LGA responds to NAO report on exiting the EU

"This report highlights a number of concerns the LGA has already raised about the impact of Brexit on local regulators, particularly in port areas."

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Councils improve more schools than academy chains

New analysis reveals more failing schools are turned around by councils than academy chains, local government leaders reveal today.