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LGA responds to quarterly homelessness statistics

“The dramatic rise in the number of ‘no fault evictions’ is deeply concerning, as well as the steep rise in approaches to councils from households in the private rented sector. This is putting additional pressure on homelessness services."

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Don’t be fooled by new scams, councils say

“Anyone can fall victim to a scam, and we urge people of all ages to brush up on the tell-tale signs, and the support available to those who need it."

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LGA statement on UKSPF allocations

“By making the most of every pound of investment, we can achieve our shared ambition of giving every part of the country the chance to flourish.”

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LGA responds to Drug Strategy funding allocations

“This funding is an important step forward in helping to support councils in addressing drug dependency in their local communities."

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LGA statement on developer building safety arrangements

“We are pleased that the Government has listened to calls the LGA has been making for several years to protect leaseholders from the costs of two decades of industry failure."

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LGA responds to Government waste charge consultation

“Our own polling shows eight out of 10 people are happy with the way their local council collects their rubbish.”

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LGA responds to announcement of additional funding to tackle serious violence

"Violence Reduction Units are a valuable resource that are helping to reduce serious violence and crime, so it is extremely positive to see they will be extended to new areas and benefit from multi-year funding settlements."

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LGA responds to Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan

"Councils play an integral role in tackling domestic abuse and supporting the provision of services for victims, and the commitment to multi-year funding will help ensure these services are fully embedded within communities. Clarity on when and who the funding will be available to will enable it to be distributed quickly."

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LGA responds to SEND and Alternative Provision Green Paper

“Despite the best of intentions, the current system is not working, and we are pleased government has set out reforms to address this. They will only succeed if parents and carers have confidence in the system."

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LGA responds to Schools White Paper

“Councils have a crucial role to play in education, from ensuring every child has a school place to turning around struggling schools, and as they showed when providing vital support to schools during the pandemic."