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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on planning
Hot weather – information for councils
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021: book your free ticket now
LGA: Domestic abuse warning ahead of EURO 2020 kick-off
Councils and charities are raising awareness about domestic abuse and the help and support available ahead of EURO 2020 with a rise in referrals of cases of domestic abuse often seen during major football tournaments.
The Levelling Up agenda, House of Commons, 15 June 2021
Local leaders have shown throughout the pandemic that they are well placed to deliver the best outcomes for local communities. They are also best placed to align the work of government departments and agencies with the assets and opportunities of different places.
LGA response to Consultation on Waste Prevention Plan for England, 2021
The LGA welcomes the opportunity to continue to contribute to the consultations on resources and waste reforms, first set out in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy.
Sport England’s new strategy and implementation plan, 10 June 2021
Moving Communities - Emma Bernstein, Sport England
The Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill , House of Commons, 16 June 2021
It will be important that this funding is kept under review to ensure it is enough to meet demand and that guidance is published as soon as possible so that councils can set up schemes and ensure the new funding reaches businesses. Any new burdens due to administrative or IT costs should also covered by the Government.
Skills and post-16 Education Bill, House of Lords, Second Reading, 15 June 2021
As furlough ends, no community will be untouched by unemployment. It is vitally important that a joined up, place-based employment, skills and careers system offers adults and young people the recovery they deserve by providing access to quality education and training opportunities.
LGA: Eight in 10 councils forced to overspend on children’s social care budgets amid soaring demand
More than eight in 10 councils in England responsible for children’s social care overspent in the year to 2019/20. This comes despite councils increasing their budgets by £535 million that year and by £1.1 billion in the past two years.
Welcome events for new councillors
View the latest events and webinars available for new councillors.
LGA webinar: Place-based leadership for biodiversity
The LGA Webinar, Place-based leadership for Biodiversity, was organised as part of the LGA’s green webinar series. It covered how councils and farmers can work together, how councils can put together a Local Nature Recovery Plan, how the use of greenspace data can help inform a biodiversity action plan and lastly, and how councils can undertake biodiversity net gain.
Together Towards Net Zero: Responding and overcoming challenges
In this episode, we explore some of the challenges our teams have had to overcome as they take their projects from theory to practice. We speak to two of our partnerships - one from Hertfordshire and the other from the London Borough of Sutton. Joining us are Julie Greaves from Hertfordshire County Council, Michael Page from the University of Hertfordshire, Dermot Barnes from the London Borough of Sutton Council and Stephen Evans from UCL Energy Institute.
Group Performance Protocol for Regional Peers
Each year the LGA Independent Group Executive agrees the number of Regional Peers and the allocation of days to them, based on the allocation made to the Group by the LGA, which is based on proportionality.
Group Performance Protocol for Board Members
Each year the LGA Independent Group Executive agrees member appointments to various LGA and outside body governance structures. This is a competitive process where demand for appointments outweighs the number of positions available.
LGA statement: Councils respond to DfE education recovery plan
"No child should be left behind as we recover from the pandemic and this package of measures and significant investment announced by the Government will help to boost education recovery."
LGA responds to National Children’s Bureau report on early help for vulnerable children
“Councils stand ready to work with government to ensure no child is left behind as we recover from the pandemic and have called for a cross-Whitehall strategy to improve children’s lives and put children at the centre of our COVID-19 recovery."
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