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Winter is coming: Councils prepare for deep freeze with 1.4 million tonnes of salt at the ready

Councils are preparing for a period of plummeting temperatures, with 1.4 million tonnes of salt stockpiled across the country ready to treat icy roads and pavements.

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LGA responds to approval of councils’ UKSPF investment plans

"The Government must now work with councils and combined authorities to overcome any additional local challenges caused by the delay and make the introduction of the fund a success."

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LGA responds to Written Ministerial Statement on additional homelessness support

"This additional funding will provide some much-needed support for local authorities to help prevent vulnerable households from becoming homeless this winter."

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LGA responds to NAO report on Restart Scheme

"Restart focused only on those on out-of-work benefits, so the underspend could have been used by councils, devolved authorities and others to address this challenge, using their local knowledge, connections and expertise."


LGA responds to Centre for Mental Health report into pressure on mental health services

Mental health services are under significant pressure and face challenges to keep up with increasing demand.


LGA responds to broadband expansion plans

“Fast, reliable internet access is an everyday necessity and this latest announcement will help boost connectivity to more places."

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LGA: Councils call for urgent clarity on the future of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Vital locally-led projects for boosting business, supporting local communities and regenerating high streets are at risk due to government delays in approving councils’ investment plans.

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LGA: Stamping out abuse of councillors

New toolkit aimed at putting an end to the increasing intimidation reported by a number of councillors as they attempt to go about their daily business supporting local residents.


LGA responds to Government dental care plan

LGA analysis has shown, there are significant numbers of dental deserts across the country, with many people lacking access to affordable dental care.

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LGA responds to Carers Trust report on unpaid carers

“Our care system simply could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers, who provide vital support for thousands of loved ones people every day."