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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.
The National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference 2021
Independent - Next Generation 2021/22
Development programme for aspiring leaders
Luton Borough Council and the National Register of Licence Revocations and Refusals (NR3)
NR3 has a simple objective of providing a mechanism for licensing authorities to record details of where a taxi or PHV drivers licence has been revoked, or an application for one refused.
Spending Review 2021 departmental supplement: Ministry of Defence
This supplement to the LGA’s Spending Review submission sets out further proposals which we would like to work with the Government on implementing. It should be read together with the main submission which also contains proposals relevant to various Government departments.
Spending Review 2021: Regulatory services submission
This a joint submission from the Local Government Association, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Chartered Trading Standards Institute to the 2021 Spending Review.
LGA: ‘No referral’ early support hubs needed nationwide to help tackle rise in mental health issues in young people
Early support hubs which allow young people to access mental health support without referrals should be made available nationwide to help tackle a rise in mental health issues during the pandemic.
Spending Review departmental supplement: Cabinet Office
This supplement to the LGA’s Spending Review submission sets out further proposals which we would like to work with the Government on implementing in relation to the Cabinet Office.
LGA responds to Diabetes UK warning that almost one in 10 people will have diabetes by 2030
“Obesity and its close association with Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest public health challenges we face and these figures are a worrying wake-up call."
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