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.
This roundtable hosted climate change teams from a range of local authorities, supporting them with the creation and development of climate action plans, by sharing learning through facilitated peer support.
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."
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.
England’s leaky homes will cost poorer families £250 extra a year in wasted energy
Three million ‘fuel poor’ households - already struggling with the rising cost of living – are having to pay an extra £250 a year on average on fuel bills because of poorly insulated homes, new analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) warns today.
How can we deliver a whole system approach to childhood obesity?
A significant point of discussion at the Trailblazer Assembly was whether councils and their partners were serious about adopting a whole system approach and the implications of doing so for their ability to focus and prioritise.
How can we make the most of the Test and Learn approach?
The Test and Learn approach is a key principle of the Childhood Obesity Trailblazer programme. It is intended to create a safe space in which councils and their partners are able to test innovative approaches in the knowledge that not all of them will succeed and that there is valuable learning from this.
How can an area that has recently established childhood obesity as a priority get going?
From the discussion at the Assembly and learning from the five Trailblazers it is possible to identify at least three areas in which action can be taken to establish work on childhood obesity as a priority.
LGA responds to Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping interim report
“We want to work closely with government on a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy, which sees councils supported with long-term funding to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place, with the changes to welfare benefits introduced following the coronavirus outbreak maintained for as long as they are needed.”