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LGA responds to immigration points-based system announcement

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the Government’s plan for a points-based immigration system.

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LGA responds to funding announced for domestic abuse refuge services

“With long-term, sustainable funding, councils can work with the Government and partners to further safeguard individuals and families from the physical and psychological harm of domestic abuse and prevent it happening in the first place.”

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LGA responds to Young Carers research

“Councils across the country work hard to make sure they are able to access the support they need while continuing to enjoy their childhoods and fulfil their full potential."

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LGA responds to announcement of Hearts for the Arts award winners

Despite rising demand for services and central government funding reductions, councils continue to be the biggest investors in culture, bringing communities across the country together.

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LGA responds to NAO report on local authority commercial investments

"The report highlights that the recent rise in Public Works Loan Board interest rates announced by the Treasury will affect local authority decisions to invest in commercial property. This rise has increased the revenue costs of all new borrowing for councils and thrown into doubt the viability of new capital programmes which help deliver on key government priorities, such as housing and regeneration."

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LGA responds to call to license hand car washes

“Modern slavery is a despicable crime and a rising threat to our communities. We are working with councils to increase awareness and understanding of modern slavery, to help them identify these ruthless profiteers and rescue their victims from lives of servitude, including those working at hand car washes for little or no pay."

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LGA responds to government consultation on unregulated children's homes

"Making the use of unregulated settings for under 16s illegal will not solve the problem if the Government does not, first and foremost, work with councils and providers to make sure that we have enough high quality, registered places for children to live so that we can keep them safe."

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LGA responds to government response to Online Harms White Paper

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the Government’s response to the Online Harms White Paper consultation.

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LGA responds to Air Team report on air pollution

Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s environment spokesman, responds to a report by the Air Team, which found more than a quarter of children’s sports grounds analysed in five UK cities have dangerous air pollution.

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LGA responds to Care England report on social care fees

“People of all ages should be able to live the lives they want to lead and councils are committed to doing all they can to make this happen."