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LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on health and care reform white paper

"A clear timeline is urgently needed from government on when concrete proposals will be brought forward."

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LGA responds to new figures for children and young people on education, health and care plans

"All children, including those with SEND, will undoubtedly need additional support in the coming weeks and months due to the impact of the pandemic".

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LGA responds to Ofsted report on supporting SEND in mainstream schools

“It is good that this research recognises that multi-agency support for pupils with SEND often complements the support offered by schools. However, the continued rise in demand for overall and new education, health and care (EHC) plans remains a pressing issue for councils as they strive to provide every child with the best possible support to meet their needs."

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LGA responds to Sport England’s Year 1 Implementation Plan of their Uniting the Movement strategy

“This is an exciting implementation plan that will enable people to return to the activities they most enjoy while partners and providers receive the necessary support to rebuild from the pandemic."

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LGA responds to DEFRA’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare

"The Government should balance the need to educate consumers alongside the need for enforcement, particularly in terms of poor welfare overseas, and it must ensure councils can practicably take action in response to new regulations."

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LGA responds to ending of ban on eviction enforcement

“It is vital there is a plan in place to support and protect households to stay in their homes, in as many cases as possible."

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MPs support greater powers and funding for councils ahead of Queen's Speech

The LGA is calling on the Government to use the Queen’s Speech to bring forward “turbo-charged” proposals for devolution that give all councils across country the power to meet the challenges and opportunities facing their communities over the coming decade.

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LGA responds to Age UK report on an increase in older people’s social care need due to the pandemic

“We need to see the Queen’s Speech finally set out the plans we have been waiting for and make good on the Prime Minister’s promise to ‘fix social care’, once and for all.”

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LGA: Councils respond to the Queen’s Speech

“Councils know their local areas best and stand ready to help lead efforts to ensure the new legislative agenda set out in today’s Queen’s Speech."

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LGA responds to Environment Bill announcement in Queen’s Speech

"We are pleased to see the reintroduction of the Environment Bill. The legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic must be that we grasp the opportunity to protect and enhance our natural environment and tackle the climate emergency."