We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve
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: Funding for almost 10 million pothole repairs this year lost from council budgets
Over 9.5 million potholes could be repaired or prevented by councils with the funding lost from local road maintenance budgets this year – the equivalent of 64,000 repairs in every local council area.
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, Report Stage House of Lords, 12 October 2021
Throughout the pandemic, councils were trusted to lead the employment and skills recovery in their areas.
Durham County Council: Home working energy usage project
Over the past year there has been considerable media speculation as to the carbon impacts of enforced homeworking. Has working from home helped to reduce carbon emissions? The home working energy usage project sought to take advantage of the enforced homeworking that became essential for most non-frontline staff at Durham County Council and Durham University to explore the empirical truth.
South Gloucestershire Council: Co-developing a Carbon Communication Toolkit
This project aimed to provide scientific advice and support as well as building capability within South Gloucestershire Council to identify pathways to local climate targets and support the delivery of the South Gloucestershire local Climate Action Plan, which is now at its second year of delivery.
LGA responds to death of James Brokenshire MP
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the announcement of the sad passing of James Brokenshire MP.
Framework for managing immediate detriment issues
8 October 2021
Rural opportunities for economic growth, 7 October 2021
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LGA responds to Skills for Care report on the value of adult social care
“Our dedicated care workers rightly need as much support as possible, including urgent action on pay, conditions, skills and training."
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