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LGA responds to ADASS Contingencies Survey

“No one receiving services should have to go without, but pre-existing workforce shortages have been compounded by staff absences caused by Omicron, leaving some councils with no choice but to prioritise people in their care."

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LGA responds to closure of tax loophole on second homes

"We are pleased the government has listened to councils and is taking action to prevent owners of properties which are not genuine businesses exploiting the rules."

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LGA statement on IFS report on impact of COVID-19 on council finances in 2020/21

“Councils continue to lead their local communities through the pandemic. Extra government funding and support provided to date has been crucial and it is important that government continues to monitor the situation, providing vital support to councils when needed.”

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LGA responds to Protect Duty consultation findings

“Introducing a new Protect Duty will require significant resource and capacity to ensure that those within its scope are aware of their responsibilities and comply."

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LGA responds to government plans to force developers to meet cladding costs

“No leaseholder should have to pay the costs of making their homes safe and the Secretary of State’s threat to use the legal system to ensure developers meet their responsibilities to leaseholders is a positive step in the right direction."

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LGA responds to report on meeting housing demand

By giving councils the powers and resources to build 100,000 much-needed social homes a year, we can help the Government meet its annual target of 300,000 new homes.

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LGA Chief Executive Mark Lloyd awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours

Local Government Association Chief Executive, Mark Lloyd, has been awarded a CBE for services to local government and charity in the 2022 New Year’s Honours. 

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LGA Chairman Cllr James Jamieson awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours

Local Government Association Chairman, Cllr James Jamison, has been awarded an OBE for services to local government in the 2022 New Year’s Honours. 

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LGA responds to Commission on Young Lives ‘Out of Harms Way’ report

Responding to the Commission on Young Lives report into children’s social care, suggesting it is potentially unfit for purpose, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said: “Keeping children and young people safe is one of the most important roles that councils have. However, a huge increase in demand at a time when council budgets have been significantly reduced is making it increasingly difficult to carry out this role effectively for all children. Despite increasing children’s social care budgets by over £1 billion over the

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LGA responds to Culture Recovery Fund extension

It’s pleasing to see that the Government recognises the impact of rising cases of the Omicron variant is having financially on many hospitality and leisure businesses."