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LGA responds to Age UK report

“The LGA is calling for immediate investment in adult social care to tackle the urgent issues affecting services, alongside a long-term care workforce plan.”

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Care Act 10 years on: LGA survey lays bare urgent action needed in adult social care

Councils are doing all they can to ensure they meet their duties under the Care Act - including cutting spending on other neighbourhood services - but many still fear they will not be able to over the coming years.

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LGA responds to King's Fund Social Care report

These stark results are very worrying for councils, care providers and most importantly people who draw on care and support

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Financial support and certainty needed for social care - LGA on PAC report

“It is crucial that the impacts of any social care reforms on councils are thoroughly assessed and are manageable, costed and centred on people who draw on care.”


LGA responds to Tobacco and Vapes Bill publication

Councils are fully supportive of the Government’s smokefree generation ambitions

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Heftier fines needed for businesses who flout disposable vape ban

The LGA is warning that the fine amount is too low and might let unscrupulous businesses off the hook.

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Urgent social care investment needed – LGA on The King’s Fund report

“We need to see further urgent investment in adult social care and a boost to the workforce, to ensure the best possible care for those that draw on it.”

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Councils need extra funding for menthol cigarette ban

"Many councils are struggling to fully staff their enforcement services and it’s important local trading standards get the funding they need to properly enforce this ban."

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LGA responds to whooping cough case spike

Councils and their directors of public health are deeply alarmed that rates of routine childhood vaccinations are in decline

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Vaping tax ‘will help tackle pocket money prices’

We urge government to ensure the proceeds from the tax are specifically targeted for environmental, public health and enforcement purposes

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