We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve
Eight in 10 say it is important to have a say on all housing in their local area
LGA responds to launch of government adoption strategy
Local flood risk management
A local path to net zero
Councils have a significant role to play in tackling the climate emergency. Councils want to work as partners with government to support and advance on the UK's net zero target by 2050.
LGA submission: All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking inquiry on Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy 2
Local government is ambitious to do more to accelerate a shift to cycling and walking and where possible, making it the first choice for mode of journey in every community. As each place is different, both in terms of local economic profile, demographics, geography, topography and existing infrastructure, a locally determined approach to investment will deliver the best outcomes.
LGA responds to Sport in our Communities select committee report
"This report rightly recognises that local government is at the forefront of providing facilities, supporting both formal and informal opportunities for activities, and accessible to all members of the community."
LGA responds to appointment of new NHS England Chief Executive
"Amanda Pritchard is a highly respected and experienced senior leader in the NHS and her appointment comes at a crucial time, not only in our recovery from the pandemic, but also during an ambitious transformation agenda being taken forward in the Health and Care Bill."
A local-national partnership to deliver low-carbon infrastructure, 29 July 2021
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LGA: COVID-19 has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities
“COVID-19 has cruelly exposed and exacerbated the many social and health problems which existed before the pandemic, that need to be urgently addressed as part of our national recovery."
Build back local: Building back better
Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.
The LGA Consultancy Workforce offers a review of the current state of play of Talent Management within the organisation
Support for unpaid carers and Carers Week 2021 - House of Commons, 22 July 2021
COVID-19 has put adult social care firmly in the public, political and media spotlight. This emergency has highlighted the essential value of social care to the wider public and this interest needs to be harnessed in the debate about the future of care and support. Long-term reform is urgently needed and we are calling on the Government to set out its thinking before the summer recess.
Building Safety Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 21 July 2021
The most controversial aspect of the Bill remains the question of who pays to remediate the consequences of twenty years of systemic failure in building safety.
Design in the public sector: Green procurement, 16 July 2021
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LGA warns of unsafe products on online marketplaces
Online marketplace shoppers are being urged by councils to check for signs that a product will be safe before purchasing, amid reports of potentially dangerous products routinely being sold online.
Design in the Public Sector – Green procurement webinar blog
Cllr Neil Prior
COVID update: workplace safety in Stage 4
Information for local authority employers as the COVID restrictions are removed from Monday 19 July 2021
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