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LGA responds to Early Years report on nurseries funding gap

“We have particular concerns around provision for disadvantaged children and those with special educational needs and disabilities if funding rates continue to fall below the cost of delivering services."


LGA responds to Children's Commissioner's report into speech and language support for vulnerable children

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to a report from the Children’s Commissioner warning that too many vulnerable young children are missing out on the vital speech and language help they need to get ready for school.


Criminals targeting residents in Council Tax scam 'barrage'

“Anyone who is contacted about a council tax refund or assessment over their council tax band which includes a request for personal information and bank details should ignore it and report it."


LGA responds to Resolution Foundation mobility report

Local Government Association housing spokesman Cllr Martin Tett, responds to the Resolution Foundation’s mobility report which says that high rents are reducing the benefits of mobility among young people.


LGA responds to consultation on building safety reforms

“The proposals announced today do reflect many of the calls we have made, but there is still work to do to drive these reforms forward and this must happen as soon as possible"

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LGA responds to public health announcement

“We are delighted that the Secretary of State has accepted the LGA’s powerful case for councils to keep their vital role and valued responsibilities for providing public health services, rather than transferring them back to the NHS."


LGA responds to Habinteg's accessible homes report

“Housing is critical to the wellbeing of individuals, and well-designed accessible homes are needed to meet the housing needs of our ageing population."


SEND crisis: 130 extra children with special needs being supported by councils every day

More than 130 extra children and young people with special needs are being supported by councils every day, new figures reveal, prompting calls for government funding to tackle a growing “national special needs emergency”.


LGA responds to affordability report by Affordable Housing Commission

"Today’s report shows that the scale of the unaffordability crisis is escalating - impacting on families, places, and public services."


LGA responds to report on cremation fees

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a report published today by Royal London on a rise in UK cremation fees.