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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on workforce skills

“This report is an alarming reminder of the skills shortages we face unless we address major challenges in supporting people of all ages and backgrounds into further education and training."

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LGA responds to Ofsted Annual Report 2021/22

It is positive that this report recognises significant improvements from councils in providing children’s services, despite the many challenges they face in the education, said Cllr Louise Gittins, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board.

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Councils sound cost of living warning as temperatures plummet

“As the cost of living has increased, we are concerned there will be more people this winter who may not be able to switch their heating on, putting them at greater risk from illness relating to the cold."


LGA responds to IFS report on impact of Autumn Statement on education funding

Effective, high quality early years provision makes a significant difference to young children, says Cllr Louise Gittins, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board.


LGA statement: Parliamentary vote on plans to introduce voter ID

“We support the Gould Principle whereby electoral law should not be changed within six months of an election that the change would impact.”


LGA responds to ONS alcohol death data

“Now, more than ever, we need a concerted approach to tackling the issue of alcohol-related harms. Trends have worsened, and a proactive effort is needed to turn the tide."

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LGA responds to Lords Adult Social Care Committee report: A “gloriously ordinary life’’

Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association Community Wellbeing Board said: “This excellent report could be a blueprint for the way forward for adult social care and we fully support the central message that social care should be seen as a “national imperative”. The positive framing of social care and the core focus on people who draw on care and support is particularly welcoming. “It rightly highlights the invisibility of the social care workforce and the incredible work they do to allow those who draw on care to live an equal life. It also brings to light the


Culture key to recovery and prosperity: Cornerstones of Culture Report

Culture, heritage and creativity are essential to our future national prosperity, levelling up and recovery from crisis, a new LGA report finds.

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LGA responds to latest ONS smoking habits figures

“Reducing smoking rates among the remaining 5.4 million smokers in England is the single biggest thing we can do to improve the nation’s health."

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LGA responds to DLUHC announcement on housebuilding targets

Councils are committed to working with government and developers to build the housing the country needs.