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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.
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of providing a mechanism for licensing authorities to record details of where a taxi or PHV drivers licence has been revoked, or an application for one refused.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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