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LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
LGA responds to latest smoking habits figures
“Council public health teams work hard to help reduce smoking rates in their areas, alongside local charities and community groups, and it is testament to their efforts that smoking rates continue to fall."
LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths
"Staff working in care homes and those providing care in people’s own homes have done an incredible job, in extremely challenging circumstances, to protect those they care for throughout this crisis."
Estimates day debate on the spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, House of Commons - 9 July 2020
Councils have shown leadership and supported their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local authorities and their essential workforce have worked hard to protect the most vulnerable within their communities, they have supported businesses and convened the voluntary sector to bring together communities, as well as continuing to deliver key services.
COVID-19 outbreak: reset and recovery - councillor guidance
In terms of the approach to recovery, it absolutely remains the case that councils will play the leading role in this work in their areas.
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Sir Ed Davey MP | 7 July 2020
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Sir Ed Davey MP, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Cllr Ruth Dombey OBE, Deputy Leader, LGA Liberal Democrat Group.
First responder training for councils and other organisations
Guidance on how to spot the signs of modern slavery, and what to do when you come across a potential victim of modern slavery.
The case for electric vehicles
Air pollution We are still discovering new ways in which polluted air affects our health but it has been shown to cause or worsen a range of lung and
Prevention Matters Plus: Enabling councils to deliver their prevention plans, improving the health and wellbeing of local residents
As part of the Prevention Matters series, the LGA has developed an advanced one day training workshop to enable elected members to consider their progress in implementing their prevention plans.
Markets and modelling project
As part of the Care and Health Improvement Programme's (CHIP) work on commissioning and market shaping, the Markets and Modelling Project is designed to support councils, sub-regions and regions, to better understand the local care market.
Historical pay settlements 1996 to present
Year Percentage increase Details 2019 2.75 per cent 2.75 per cent uplift applied to the statutory minima and maxima of all pay ranges and allowances
LGA responds to SEND review announcement by Government
“This cross-government review of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support is good news and is what the LGA has previously called for."
LGA responds to sprinkler and building safety consultation
Lord Porter, the LGA’s building safety spokesman, responds to the Government consultation on sprinklers and other fire safety measures in high-rise blocks.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee Report on waste strategy
“We fully support the Committee’s calls to give councils the flexibility and extra funding to ensure they meet the recycling challenges under the Waste Strategy, and for local authorities not to be forced to provide free garden waste collections or a minimum frequency of residual waste collections."
Spending Round 2019: on the day briefing
The 2019 Spending Round has provided councils with much of the funding certainty and stability they need for next year.
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