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LGA: Domestic abuse warning ahead of EURO 2020 kick-off

Councils and charities are raising awareness about domestic abuse and the help and support available ahead of EURO 2020 with a rise in referrals of cases of domestic abuse often seen during major football tournaments.

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LGA responds to ONS rough sleeping figures

“It is positive that rough sleeping has fallen. This is testament to the efforts of councils, working with government and partners, in getting people sleeping rough off the streets during the pandemic, and into safe and suitable accommodation."

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LGA responds to Ofsted review of sexual harassment in schools

"Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility, and local safeguarding partnerships, including councils, health providers and the police along with schools will want to consider carefully the findings and recommendations of this report."

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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on planning

“Councils want to work with government on developing the detail of its Planning Bill and to go further and faster to tackle our housing crisis."

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LGA responds to CSA Centre report

"Child sexual abuse is a horrific crime, and councils across the country are working closely with their partners to identify children at risk and keep them safe."

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LGA responds to NAO report into DWP pandemic support

“Councils want to build on this success to ensure local communities benefit more from national schemes."

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LGA statement: Lord Porter appointed to MHCLG Board as non-executive director

“His appointment is a positive sign of MHCLG’s determination to be powerful advocate for local government across central government.”

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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.