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LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

"While the Police primarily lead the response to incidents of spiking, councils play a vital, preventative role by not only working with a range of partners to improve safeguarding measures within the night-time economy but through the licensing system to address specific concerns against a venue."

LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

Procurement Bill, Committee Stage, 4 July 2022

We are concerned that the wording of the Bill will require the public sector to spend time and money seeking market solutions for goods and services which can currently be delivered effectively by collaborative arrangements within the public sector.

Briefing

Procurement Bill, Committee Stage, 4 July 2022

LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report

"The recent funding announcements came as a disappointment for many councils, with more than half of the areas that applied for more support receiving no funding and over a third of the country’s population missing out."

LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report

Social Housing Management Peer Challenge launched

​​​​​​​The Local Government Association is launching a new peer challenge to support stock-owning councils to improve their management of social housing, in the context of the expectations outlined in the Government’s social housing white paper and recently published Social Housing Regulation Bill.

Social Housing Management Peer Challenge launched

Planning reforms

This briefing summarises the housing and planning proposals of most relevance and significance to local government. It also provides the LGA’s initial reaction to the proposals along with our policy messages, which may necessarily evolve as discussions on the proposals continue.

Planning reforms

Ukrainian unaccompanied children: Statement by the LGA

"We do have real concerns about the potential for children to come to stay with adults they don’t know or don’t know well, and we want to ensure there are effective checks in place given there will always be people who abuse these systems and who pose a significant threat to children travelling on their own."

Ukrainian unaccompanied children: Statement by the LGA

LGA Response to the Government’s Food Strategy: June 13, 2022

Everyone should have access to healthy and affordable food. The strategy response represents a missed opportunity to tackle the underlying causes of a variety of issues, many of which will continue to be exacerbated by the growing cost of living crisis. Unless the government takes urgent action, health inequalities will widen and its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030 will be missed.

LGA Response to the Government’s Food Strategy: June 13, 2022