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Local leaders call for long term funding certainty for councils in Spending Review
Spending Review 2021: The LGA view
Civility in public life
LGA: Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill
"The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse."
LGA responds to support package for renters
“This funding should provide some much-needed reassurance to many private renters who are genuinely at risk of losing their homes because of financial difficulties."
Biodiversity e-learning for councils
The LGA has produced a new e-learning module on biodiversity aimed at council officers and members. The module will provide an introduction to the subject, as well as providing tips and guidance on how councils can take action to protect their natural habitats.
LGA responds to CMA report on children’s social care
“The CMA has confirmed our recent findings that private equity providers are making extremely high profits and carrying concerning levels of debt that risks the stability of homes for children in care, which is paramount if they are to thrive."
Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill
“The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse. At the very least if the Government is to proceed, it should fully fund it in the Spending Review.”
Cyber security – 10 questions for a councillor (and any layperson) to ask
The LGA Cyber, Digital and Technology team have developed a list of 10 questions that you can use to better understand cyber security arrangements and how risk is being managed within your council.
Silver: The Innovation Zone
This is a high-profile opportunity for the right organisation to be involved in this key feature at conference.
LGA: Increase fly-tipping fines to act as suitable deterrent
“We are eager to work with government to update its sentencing guidelines to ensure that those caught and prosecuted for fly-tipping receive significant fines that help to offset the huge costs to councils and ensure they never offend again.”
Denbighshire County Council: Tackling climate and ecological change in decision making
Denbighshire County Council has changed its Constitution to ensure all decisions made have regard for tackling climate and ecological change.
Carmarthenshire County Council: Walk the Global Walk Project
‘Walk the Global Walk’ is a three-year international project which focuses on mobilising young people in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Carmarthenshire County Council is working in partnership with Dolen Cymru Lesotho, supporting 15 schools with a focus on climate action.
LGA responds to announcement of Government-backed events insurance scheme
“This is an incredibly positive step in supporting our struggling events industry which has faced continuous uncertainty over the last 18 months."
LGA – Licensing powers need to cover public health
Giving councils the powers to consider the public health impact of licensing decisions is vital to protect communities from harm, reduce NHS costs and save lives.
Responsibility to check your premises fire safety measures
The LGA Fire Services Management Committee and the National Fire Chiefs Council have jointly written an open letter to responsible persons regarding checks on fire safety measures. It will be relevant to all stock-holding councils ALMOs etc and also private sector housing enforcement teams.
Tackling child exploitation: resources pack
As local leaders and community representatives, councillors have responsibilities to help protect children in their area. Being aware of the signs of child exploitation, understanding what to do if you have concerns and knowing what questions to be asking of local services is key. This resources pack explores this, and showcases innovative work going on around the country to prevent child exploitation.
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