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LGA statement: Sir David Amess MP
Delivering local net zero
Make school-based counselling available to all children
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. Local government has the powers and influence over a third of emissions in their areas – through buildings, transport, waste, energy, the natural environment and more – and only councils can mobilise collective action to deliver in places. We particularly support the recognition given to local government’s continued role in combatting climate change.
LGA responds to Health Foundation report on impact of pandemic on shielding population
"Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."
LGA and Health Foundation: Major health factors to be explored by councils in pioneering programme
Transforming our communities to become better places to be born, grow, live and age are at the heart of a major new programme launched and led by councils
LGA responds to government’s Net Zero Strategy
"As leaders of local communities, only councils can mobilise and join up the collective action to achieve net zero in our villages, towns, and cities, and are able to impact on more than a third of local emissions through housing, transport and the natural environment."
Finance peer challenge: Dorset Council
Dorset Council has completed a finance peer challenge with the LGA. The challenge has sought to understand the council’s current position and its approach to financial management, set within the five core themes of the finance peer challenge.
Loneliness case studies
Councils are at the forefront of tackling loneliness and isolation. We have collated different best practice examples including how a library service is keeping people connected and innovative programmes developed to address digital exclusion.
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."
Spending Review 2021 departmental supplement: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
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 departmental supplement: Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Spending Review 2021 departmental supplement: Department for Health & Social Care
This Department for Health and Social Care 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 Department for Health and Social Care.
Spending Review 2021 departmental supplement: Home Office
Spending Review 2021 departmental supplement: Ministry of Justice
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 Submission
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.
Spending Review 2021 departmental supplement: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
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