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LGA – Clearer labelling and higher charges for hard to recycle products needed to help boost recycling rates

“Councils want to increase recycling rates. Clearer labelling and increased charges for hard to recycle products would help councils, manufacturers and the public be part of a vital recycling revolution."


LGA responds to new fly-tipping statistics

“Councils are determined to crack down on the problem, including installing CCTV at fly-tipping hotspots which has led to successful prosecutions."

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LGA responds to adult substance misuse statistics

Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, responds to annual adult substance misuse treatment statistics for 2018/19, published by Public Health England.


LGA responds to ACTSO report on local trading standards services

“The next government needs to ensure councils are adequately funded, so they can continue to take effective action at a local level against criminals and provide the vital local regulatory services that keep residents safe.”

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Increasing conflict and hardship behind rise in struggling families needing support from councils

A rise in family conflict and hardship is behind the heightened pressure on child protection services, according to a new survey of councillors responsible for children’s social care by the LGA.

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LGA responds to IPPR report on public health funding

“All political parties need to commit to giving councils greater powers and funding to help improve the health of our population and relieve pressure on our overstretched health service."

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LGA responds to launch of new accessible homes coalition

“To tackle the shortage of suitable homes for older and disabled people, councils need greater planning powers and resources to hold developers to account, ensuring that they build the right homes in the right places needed by different groups within the local community."


LGA responds to increase in funeral expenses payments

"This increase in funeral expenses payments is something the LGA has long called for and will help eligible families meet the costs of funerals for their loved ones."


Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers Programme announced

The programme is designed to support councils by funding the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in their local communities.


LGA responds to electric charging point league table

Air pollution is a public health emergency and councils are increasingly focusing work on protecting their communities from the impact of harmful emissions.