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LGA responds to Ukraine Permission Extension Scheme

"Councils work incredibly hard to support asylum and resettlement and have helped communities welcome around 200,000 Ukrainian refugees since the start of the war two years ago."


Suicide prevention funding end could have ‘life or death consequences’

The LGA is urging the Government to use the Spring Budget to extend funding for suicide prevention projects.

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Further urgent investment needed in social care - LGA on King's Fund report

"We need to see further urgent investment in adult social care and a boost to the social care workforce to ensure the best possible care for those that need it.”

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Right to Buy needs reform to avoid social housing stock losses

The LGA is proposing reforms to the Right to Buy scheme in order to prevent the current net loss of much-needed social housing stock year on year currently being experienced by local authorities.

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Pavement parking powers needed now, councils urge

Powers to ban pavement parking need to be extended to all areas across England to save lives and make our streets safer, according to a new report by the LGA.

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LGA responds to local audit backlog consultation

“We have been pressing the Government to set a firm timetable by which timely audits will be restored, so it is good that these proposals have been published."

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LGA on PAC drug misuse report

Drug services need greater funding certainty from government if they are to deliver the life changing benefits we know they can.

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Nearly 119 operations a day to remove rotten teeth in children

These stark figures reveal that a lack of access to affordable dentistry is having a worrying impact on the state of children’s teeth

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LGA responds to Government dental access plan

An acute shortage of NHS dentists mean hundreds of dental practices may have to close in the years ahead

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LGA on public health grant allocations

This settlement continues to leave local public health teams with limited resources to maintain essential services

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