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LGA responds to latest housing supply figures

“The slowdown in house-building caused by COVID-19 reinforces the urgent need for the Government to make housing a central part of the national recovery."

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LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner’s recovery package call

“As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic becomes apparent, more children, young people and their families are likely to need support."

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LGA responds to Prime Minister's training and skills announcement

“It is right that courses should target employers but they also must respond to the needs of different local areas, with a strong role for councils, combined authorities as well as colleges."

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LGA launches Return to Work campaigns to support professionals back into work

Three Return to Work campaigns – focusing on ICT, planning and legal – will identify and provide skilled professionals with free training or resources, so they can restart their highly-valued roles and support councils with their COVID-19 recovery strategies.

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LGA Behavioural Insights applications now open

More councils in England are set to benefit from the latest round of the Local Government Association’s Behavioural Insights Programme as they continue to lead their communities through the COVID-19 crisis.

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LGA responds to Government's Homelessness Reduction Act review

"It is vital that the Spending Review shifts the Government’s focus towards the key drivers of homelessness, including a lack of affordable housing, welfare-related poverty, and a lack of an integrated prevention approach."

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LGA responds to new modern slavery measures

"Modern slavery is abhorrent and councils across the country are working hard to help tackle it. This includes trying to eliminate it from their supply chains during the procurement process. This act will help councils to carry out this work."

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LGA responds to chief medical officer and chief scientific adviser's coronavirus warning

“Councils continue to work tirelessly to support residents and businesses through this pandemic and keep services running. It is vital they have the resources they need to lead and protect their communities and support the national effort to minimise the impact of the second wave of this deadly virus.”

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LGA responds to physical activity sector letter to the Prime Minister

“The LGA has been making the case for long-term funding to ensure leisure facilities can continue to provide vital services for low income communities."

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LGA: more than two million homes without a working smoke alarm

Autumn poses a potentially greater fire risk as this is when people typically start to use heaters and open fires.