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133,000 business rates appeals from 2010 remain unresolved

More than 133,000 businesses are still waiting for an appeal of their business rates valuation from 2010 to be resolved, council leaders reveal today.

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LGA responds to the Brexit Health Alliance's briefing on public health

“It is vital that the UK and EU maintain a high level of cooperation in these areas to ensure all countries continue to be able to effectively address health inequalities, tackle chronic diseases and protect against serious health threats."

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LGA responds to Care Crisis Review report

"We are pleased that the review backs our call for the Government to plug the funding gap facing children’s services which will reach almost £2 billion by 2020."

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LGA responds to NHS confederation poll on adult social care spending

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a poll commissioned by NHS Confederation which found that 82 per cent of people support a spending increase for adult social care.

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LGA responds to NHS Health Check five-year figures

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to NHS Health Check figures published today by Public Health England, which marks the end of the first five-year cycle of the programme.

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LGA responds to NHS plans to reduce long stays in hospital

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to today’s announcement by NHS England on plans to reduce long stays in hospital.

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LGA: Responding to an IFS report on council spending on adult social care

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board responds to an Institute for Fiscal Studies report on council spending on adult social care.

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LGA responds to children's commissioner report on public spending on children

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, responds to analysis commissioned by the Children’s Commissioner of public spending on children.

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LGA responds to ADASS Budget Survey on adult social care

"This report is further compelling evidence of the irrefutable crisis in adult social care funding which cannot be ignored."

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Right to Buy replacement will be all but eliminated in just five years, warns LGA

Councils’ ability to replace homes sold under Right to Buy (RTB) will be all but eliminated within five years without major reform of the scheme, new analysis from the Local Government association reveals today.