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Mark Lloyd to leave the Local Government Association

Mark Lloyd CBE, Chief Executive of the Local Government Association, will be leaving the organisation after eight years in the role. He is the organisation’s second longest-serving chief having taken on this national leadership role after a decade running two councils.


LGA statement on PM smoking and vaping announcements

"Smoking is the single largest cause of preventable death worldwide and councils stand ready to help the Government achieve its ambition of eliminating smoking in England by 2030.”

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LGA responds to £1bn towns funding

“Being able to adapt to multiple challenges, from changes in people’s shopping habits to the rising cost of living, is common to councils across the country and we want to work with government to make this plan a success."

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LGA: Don’t take transport powers away from councils

It is councils - who know their communities best - that should be trusted to make local transport decisions not Whitehall.

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Sustainability programme, funded by Crown Commercial Service, to support councils tackle climate change

“Councils are at the forefront of local sustainability action and through this programme and partnership with Crown Commercial Service, the LGA will be able to support councils with carbon reduction and adaptation measures.”

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LGA responds to UK Urban Futures Commission report

“Cities have a long and proud history of being at the forefront of economic growth and development in our country and every area of the UK should have a globally competitive city."

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LGA responds to RSPH survey on greater support for investment in public health

“As this survey rightly highlights, we need to invest more in the public health workforce and in preventing the causes of poor health, including through an uplift to councils’ public health grant and a wider review of the adequacy of public health funding."

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Get ready for ban on single use plastics

"We are concerned that some local businesses and consumers are not aware of the impending ban on these materials and would encourage everyone to take a look at the materials impacted by it."

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Recycling centres at risk of closure amid ban on DIY waste charges, warn councils

“For many councils, reducing their abilities to charge for the disposal of DIY waste will lead to funding reductions that will have to be passed on to reduced waste services popular with our residents."

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LGA responds to Education Committee report on school absence

“Good attendance at school plays a vital role in children’s development, however councils lack the powers to ensure children who are missing school don’t slip through the net, such as directing academies to accept pupils."

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