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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on future PPE supply

“We must be as prepared as possible if we are to continue supporting those who use and work in social care, while reducing the impact of this devastating disease.”

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Coronavirus: recovery and renewal panels launched for councils

Councils across the country can now access a newly developed remote support offer to enable them to test plans for recovery and renewal.

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Summer Economic Update: LGA response

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the Summer Economic Update announced by the Chancellor.

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LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on lost generation of teenagers

"Councils share the Commissioner’s concerns about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on vulnerable teenagers."

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to CfBT report on COVID-19 recovery

“We share this report’s ambition to see improvements to our transport system and a green recovery."

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LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths

"Staff working in care homes and those providing care in people’s own homes have done an incredible job, in extremely challenging circumstances, to protect those they care for throughout this crisis."

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LGA responds to latest smoking habits figures

“Council public health teams work hard to help reduce smoking rates in their areas, alongside local charities and community groups, and it is testament to their efforts that smoking rates continue to fall."

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LGA responds to Government's arts funding announcement

“It is great that the Government has recognised the importance of culture to the social fabric of our nation by announcing this funding which will be a lifeline to many theatres, galleries and museums which have been severely impacted by coronavirus."

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to publication of Pillar 2 testing data

“The most important thing is that the public and those working on the frontline get a complete picture of the impact this virus has had in our neighbourhoods and in our communities."

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LGA responds to ONS figures on coronavirus care homes deaths

"Nearly a third of all deaths in care homes involved coronavirus and we need to do all we can to keep drastically reducing this. The Government’s announcement today of regular testing of care home residents and staff will help with preventing the spread of infection, but we must remain vigilant."