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LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on care workforce burnout and resilience

"Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS and action is desperately needed for the care workforce including on pay, conditions, professionalisation, skills and training."

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LGA responds to PAC report on local government finance

"Many councils were in a difficult financial position before the pandemic after a decade of central government funding reductions. The Committee is right to recognise that the Government has provided a significant financial package of support to cover cost pressures and some of the income losses incurred as a result of COVID-19. "

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New funding aims to create 19,000 jobs and 17,000 homes

New One Public Estate and MHCLG funding aims to create 19,000 jobs and 17,000 new homes.

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LGA: Eight in 10 councils forced to overspend on children’s social care budgets amid soaring demand

More than eight in 10 councils in England responsible for children’s social care overspent in the year to 2019/20. This comes despite councils increasing their budgets by £535 million that year and by £1.1 billion in the past two years.

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LGA responds to National Children’s Bureau report on early help for vulnerable children

“Councils stand ready to work with government to ensure no child is left behind as we recover from the pandemic and have called for a cross-Whitehall strategy to improve children’s lives and put children at the centre of our COVID-19 recovery."

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LGA statement: Councils respond to DfE education recovery plan

"No child should be left behind as we recover from the pandemic and this package of measures and significant investment announced by the Government will help to boost education recovery."

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Plan needed to prevent families at ‘cliff-edge’ of homelessness

LGA has set out a six-point plan needed to protect vulnerable households who could lose their homes when the ban on bailiff evictions ends on May 31 and tackle homelessness in the long-term.

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LGA responds to PAC report on DfE’s handling of the pandemic

“Councils and schools want to work with the Government on education recovery and to ensure that no child is left behind. We share concerns about the needs of disadvantaged children who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic."

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LGA responds to Shelter ‘housing emergency’ report

"Councils want to work with Government to tackle the housing crisis and reduce homelessness."

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LGA: Road funding drop this year could pay for 9.5 million pothole repairs

The Government’s £2.5 billion Pothole Repair Fund - announced in the Budget - will help councils to do more to maintain our roads this year and will go a long way to help tackling our local road repairs backlog.