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London Borough of Southwark: Partnering with the Money Adviser Network to reduce debts

Southwark Council partners with the Money Adviser Network, referring customers mainly for rent or council tax arrears. This provides immediate assistance, while building a picture of who in the borough is in particular need and plan support for the future.

Case Study

London Borough of Southwark: Partnering with the Money Adviser Network to reduce debts

Bath & North East Somerset Council: Cross-partner Community Wellbeing Hub

Bath and North East Somerset Council are continuing to mobilise their cross-partner Community Wellbeing Hub to support the most vulnerable residents, most recently addressing the pressures created by the cost of living crisis.

Case Study

Bath & North East Somerset Council: Cross-partner Community Wellbeing Hub

LGA: Sugar levy should be spent by councils to tackle physical inactivity and ensure lasting Commonwealth Games legacy

By reinstating this funding and devolving sugar levy funds, the Government can ensure councils can continue to provide vital services such as tackling childhood obesity and encouraging greater physical activity in their local areas.

LGA: Sugar levy should be spent by councils to tackle physical inactivity and ensure lasting Commonwealth Games legacy

Levelling Up Locally Inquiry: Productivity and Prosperity

The aim of the session was to explore the role of the private and public sector in addressing inter and intra-regional inequalities and consider the shift towards sustainable and inclusive models of prosperity.

Levelling Up Locally Inquiry: Productivity and Prosperity

Strategic Supplier Relationship Management Programme - Annual Review 2020/21

This is the second review of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Strategic Supplier Relationship Management (SSRM) Programme. The LGA National Advisory Group for Procurement commissioned the programme in 2017 to improve dialogue with strategic suppliers to local government.

Publications

Strategic Supplier Relationship Management Programme - Annual Review 2020/21

Climate Emergency and COP26 – motion from Dacorum Lib Dems

Dacorum Borough Council notes that the important Climate Summit COP26 is being held in Glasgow this November, with only eight years remaining of the ten that were available when the Climate Emergency was recognised and declared by this council.

Climate Emergency and COP26 – motion from Dacorum Lib Dems

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Second Reading, House of Lords, 14 September 2021

All new duties included within the Bill must be fully funded to enable councils effectively deliver them. It would also be helpful for the Government to extend the Violence Reduction Unit funding, already made available to 18 Police and Crime Commissioners, to the remaining 23 local areas.

Briefing

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Second Reading, House of Lords, 14 September 2021

Nottingham City Council: Carbon Neutral Agenda

Nottingham City Council has set an ambitious target to become the first carbon neutral city in the UK by 2028. In keeping with Nottingham’s proud tradition of climate leadership, the carbon neutral charter sets out a vision for sustainable carbon neutrality on behalf of the Council and the city’s Green Partnership.

Nottingham City Council: Carbon Neutral Agenda

LGA analysis warns of half a million job losses in urban centres due to pandemic

“Councils are at the forefront of efforts to lead the recovery from the pandemic, which includes delivering economic growth that is sustainable and benefits all. We want to work closely with the Government to help deliver on its levelling up commitment and deliver local investment across all parts of the country."

LGA analysis warns of half a million job losses in urban centres due to pandemic

Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill: Second Reading House of Commons, 10 September 2021

The LGA welcomes this Bill which would make it mandatory for licensing authorities to access vital background information about drivers seeking a licence in their areas. This will support the work of councils to ensure anyone using a taxi or private hire vehicle (PHV) is kept safe.

Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill: Second Reading House of Commons, 10 September 2021