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LGA launches Sector Support programme 2024/25

The LGA is aiming to provide councils with support to harness opportunities, drive improvement across all regions and deliver critical services to communities.

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LGA responds to Lord Morse announcement

The LGA responds to the announcement of Lord Morse’s stepping down as interim Chair of Oflog.

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Khan review of social cohesion – LGA response

“This important report reflects our concerns around the growing threat to democracy and social cohesion posed by conspiracy theories, disinformation and extremist activity, in particular the appalling abuse of councillors."

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LGA responds to King's Fund Social Care report

These stark results are very worrying for councils, care providers and most importantly people who draw on care and support

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Government urged to get rid of red tape to help councils to act on climate

"Government will not reach net zero without empowering councils to deliver local climate action in every village, town and city."

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New licensing regime needed to tackle rogue shisha bars

Tougher new powers are needed to crack down on shisha bars that breach smoking laws and are linked to anti-social behaviour

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LGA responds to Sport England’s Swimming Pool Support Fund announcement

Leisure centres need sustainable, multi-year investment to offer an efficient and valuable service to communities and strengthen the nation's health.

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LGA call on the Government to not abandon Renters’ Reform Bill as no-fault evictions rise by 23 per cent in a year

“We urge the Government to stay the course and abolish Section 21 notices to provide renters greater security.”


LGA responds to Work and Pensions Committee report on benefit levels

“A sufficient social security system is vital to protect people on low-incomes, job seekers and those who cannot work."

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LGA responds to NAO's report on alternative asylum accommodation

“Councils want to work with government on developing a better system for accommodating and supporting asylum seekers."