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LGA responds to RAC third-quarter pothole breakdown figures

“Councils much prefer to invest in more cost-effective and resilient resurfacing than retrospectively dealing with potholes."

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LGA responds to Sport England's expansion of Place Partnerships work

"Councils as leaders of place have a huge role to play in delivering place-based solutions that reflects the unique needs of their communities and geographies."

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King's Speech: LGA statement on Tobacco and Vapes Bill

"We believe this is a progressive piece of legislation that would undoubtedly impact on smoking prevalence, and ultimately reduce rates of smoking-related disease."

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King’s Speech: LGA responds to Football Governance Bill

“It is positive to see today’s announcement of a new bill to introduce an independent regulator for professional clubs in the English football pyramid."


King's Speech: LGA statement on the Automated Vehicles Bill

“Autonomous Vehicles have potential to dramatically improve people’s quality of life, especially in areas where bus services struggle to support them. It is important the law keeps up with new technology and trends in the way we travel."

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King's Speech: LGA statement on Renters’ Reform Bill

“This Bill will help to achieve better standards in the private rented sector through increasing the rights of tenants and enabling them to better hold landlords to account."

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King's Speech: LGA statement on Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill

“Councils want to work with government to protect local places from attacks."

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Councils need ‘greater certainty’ around funding – LGA on PAC Active Travel report

“Councils share the Government’s ambition to increase cycling and walking rates and echo the Committee’s call for councils to have greater certainty around funding to reduce carbon and other harmful emissions from transport."

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Councils prepare for Storm Ciarán

“Council staff continue to work around-the-clock to prepare for further severe storms to ensure the safety of residents, homes and businesses, shore up flood defences, and protect road networks and power supplies as much as possible."

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Wider issues must be tackled in order to support unpaid carers - LGA on Carers UK research

“If we are to achieve our aspirations for all unpaid carers, who are needed in increasing numbers to address the rise in those needing care, and ensure caring doesn’t impact on a carer’s health and wellbeing, we must tackle wider issues within adult social care services."