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LGA responds to final report on Draft Domestic Abuse Bill

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the final report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill.

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LGA responds to NAO report on ensuring food safety

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a National Audit Office report on ensuring food safety and standards.

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Criminals targeting residents in Council Tax scam 'barrage'

“Anyone who is contacted about a council tax refund or assessment over their council tax band which includes a request for personal information and bank details should ignore it and report it."

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LGA responds to consultation on building safety reforms

“The proposals announced today do reflect many of the calls we have made, but there is still work to do to drive these reforms forward and this must happen as soon as possible"

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LGA responds to report on cremation fees

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a report published today by Royal London on a rise in UK cremation fees.

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Rogue used tyre sellers putting lives at risk, warn councils

Latest government figures show there were 17 people killed and 719 road casualties – nearly two a day – in reported accidents in the UK in 2017 where illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres were a contributory factor.

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LGA: six in 10 retailers selling knives to children in some areas, as prosecution fund runs dry

Six out of 10 retailers in some areas are breaking the law on underage knife sales with councils warning that a lack of funding for enforcement activity will make tackling the knife crime epidemic a huge challenge.

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LGA responds to new support for domestic abuse survivors

"The Government’s announcement that funding will be provided to place these vital services on a long-term, sustainable footing is a positive step."

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LGA responds to Victims’ Commissioner Report on anti-social behaviour

An LGA spokesperson responds to a report on anti-social behaviour by the Victims’ Commissioner.

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LGA responds to Which? research on product safety

"It is vital that the Government and partners work with councils so that they continue to retain timely access to information on unsafe product alerts."