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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.
Economic Growth - case studies
A selection of case studies which highlight how councils have been innovative in helping their local economies grow.
Economic Growth - support and events
Here you can find a list of upcoming and past events related to economic growth, including roundtables, as part of our support offer.
LGA responds to CSA Centre report
"Child sexual abuse is a horrific crime, and councils across the country are working closely with their partners to identify children at risk and keep them safe."
LGA responds to NAO report into DWP pandemic support
“Councils want to build on this success to ensure local communities benefit more from national schemes."
LGA statement: Lord Porter appointed to MHCLG Board as non-executive director
“His appointment is a positive sign of MHCLG’s determination to be powerful advocate for local government across central government.”
Investing in children and young people, House of Commons, 9 June 2021
It is vital that vulnerable children, who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, are the focus of this programme of work.
Browse culture case studies
View culture focused case studies from councils across the country.
Tackling anti-social behaviour: case studies
A series of council case studies on anti-social behaviour.
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