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Local leaders call for long term funding certainty for councils in Spending Review
Civility in public life
Delivering local net zero
LGA responds to NHS Digital report into number of social care requests
The LGA responds to the 2020/21 adult social care finance and activity report for England, published by NHS Digital.
LGA submission to the DLUHC consultation on the Building Safety Levy
Rather than responding to every question in the consultation, our response focuses primarily on concerns about the potential impact of the tax on affordable housing delivery and where the proposed ‘collection agent’ role should sit.
Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Second Reading House of Commons, 25 October 2021
The Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill includes a range of provisions to improve the welfare of kept animals, including farm animals, companion animals, and kept wild animals. We support the objective of increasing animal welfare standards and eradicating cruel practices both domestically and internationally.
“Investing in local places is in the national interest and one of the most powerful tools of the levelling up agenda. We call on the Government to ensure that the Spending Review provides both long term certainty and greater levels of funding for local councils.”
Councils respond to Health Secretary COVID-19 press conference
"The COVID-19 booster and flu jab programmes are mission critical to keeping our population safe. As we head into winter, it remains absolutely vital that we continue to minimise the spread of the virus."
House of Commons debate, UK’s Climate Progress: The Committee on Climate Change’s 2021 Progress Report, 21 October 2021
Councils are a unique and powerful leadership and delivery partner in achieving Net Zero and adapting to climate change.
Taking action on race equality at work, 12 October 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
School teachers’ pay 2021/22
The Department for Education (DfE) has now published the 2021 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).
LGA responds to joint Science and Technology and Health and Social Care committee report on coronavirus
“Councils have been leading their communities through the pandemic and as this report makes clear, could have been given a greater role in the initial response to COVID-19."
Spending Review 2021
This Spending Review presents an opportunity to reset public spending in a way that is fit for the future, flexible to allow for the delivery of local priorities, and empowers councils to achieve the ambition for our communities that central and local government share.
LGA: Council tax support grant extension needed to protect low-income households struggling to pay
Latest figures show more than 2.5 million working age people across England claimed a discount on their council tax between April and June this year – this remains the highest number since records began in 2015.
Consultations on employment law reforms
Information on recent open and closed consultations on proposed reforms to employment law which are relevant to local authorities.
Flexible working requests consultation
LGA: Funding for almost 10 million pothole repairs this year lost from council budgets
Over 9.5 million potholes could be repaired or prevented by councils with the funding lost from local road maintenance budgets this year – the equivalent of 64,000 repairs in every local council area.
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