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LGA: £875m investment needed in public sports and leisure facilities to tackle health inequalities

Long term investment in public sport and leisure facilities is key to supporting efforts to tackle health inequalities exposed by the pandemic, councils say today.

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LGA: Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill

"The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse."

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LGA responds to support package for renters

“This funding should provide some much-needed reassurance to many private renters who are genuinely at risk of losing their homes because of financial difficulties."

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LGA responds to CMA report on children’s social care

“The CMA has confirmed our recent findings that private equity providers are making extremely high profits and carrying concerning levels of debt that risks the stability of homes for children in care, which is paramount if they are to thrive."

Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill

“The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse. At the very least if the Government is to proceed, it should fully fund it in the Spending Review.”

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LGA responds to CQC State of Care report

“The Spending Review and forthcoming white paper must set out how immediate and short-term pressures in social care will be addressed, involving councils, care workers and those with lived experience, if we are to build back better and develop a care and support system fit for the future.”

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LGA responds to funding for adult social care workforce

“Next week’s Spending Review will need to provide sustainable funding to help councils and providers plan with confidence over a longer-term as opposed to one-off, time-limited injections of funding."

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LGA responds to NHS Digital report into number of social care requests

The LGA responds to the 2020/21 adult social care finance and activity report for England, published by NHS Digital.

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Local leaders call for long term funding certainty for councils in Spending Review

“Investing in local places is in the national interest and one of the most powerful tools of the levelling up agenda. We call on the Government to ensure that the Spending Review provides both long term certainty and greater levels of funding for local councils.”

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Councils respond to Health Secretary COVID-19 press conference

"The COVID-19 booster and flu jab programmes are mission critical to keeping our population safe. As we head into winter, it remains absolutely vital that we continue to minimise the spread of the virus."