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sexual health

STI surge: Sexual health services at breaking point due to rising demand

Over two thirds of council areas had seen rates of gonorrhoea and syphilis increase since 2017, new analysis by the LGA reveals today

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LGA responds to annual fly-tipping statistics for England for 2022/23

We continue to urge the Government to review sentencing guidelines for fly-tipping, so that offenders are given bigger fines for more serious offences to act as a deterrent.


LGA responds to Pothole Partnership plan and AA figures on pothole claims

“Councils share the concerns of all road users with the state of our roads and are doing all they can to tackle the £14 billion backlog of road repairs, including learning from and adopting innovative techniques."

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LGA responds to UKHSA HIV survey

It is clear that more needs to be done to tackle the high levels of stigma that remain around HIV

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LGA responds to Care Workforce Pathway

"We continue to call for a dedicated workforce strategy, to promote, protect, support and develop careers in social care."

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LGA urges Family Hub extension

We’d like to see Family Hubs extended to all councils so these transformative benefits can be felt across the country

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Joanna Killian named as next LGA Chief Executive

Joanna Killian has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Local Government Association.

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LGA responds to Corporate Peer Challenge progress review

“It is pleasing to see the peer team’s acknowledgement that progress has been made against each of the recommendations put to us following our Corporate Peer Challenge last December."

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LGA statement on Housing Secretary speech on planning and housing

"The reality is that planning is not a barrier to house building. Nine in 10 planning applications are approved by councils despite significant resourcing and capacity issues across the country."

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LGA statement on provisional Local Government Finance Settlement

“Today’s settlement does not provide enough funding to meet the severe cost and demand pressures which have left councils of all political colours and types warning of the serious challenges they face to set balanced budgets next year."