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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
Must Know: Treatment and recovery for people with drug or alcohol problems
The purpose of this guide, developed in partnership with Public Health England, is to raise awareness about drug and alcohol related harms and empower councillors by providing an introduction to treatment and recovery services, key considerations, signposting to useful resources, as well as any questions you need to ask to support effective decision making.
Together towards net zero: Looking towards COP26
In this latest podcast episode, we discuss how our partnerships are looking to the future, and the impact their projects may have in a national and global context. Two of our partnerships are joining us, from South Gloucestershire Council and the University of West of England, and the London Borough of Lambeth and London South Bank University.
LGA responds to National Disability Strategy
“The forthcoming Spending Review is an opportunity to ensure that councils have the necessary funding to achieve real and lasting change for disabled people."
Council employees’ improved pay offer announced
Council employees have been offered an improved pay increase
The Elections Bill
The Elections Bill introduces new provisions for and amends existing electoral law with the aim of making UK elections more secure, modern, inclusive and transparent.
LGA responds to Beating Crime Plan
“We are pleased to see the planned extension of Project Adder, and it is good to see anti-social behaviour recognised as an issue to be tackled in this plan."
COVID-19: Opening gyms and public leisure facilities, House of Commons, 22 March 2021
We welcome the Government’s roadmap and evidenced-based approach to reopening, and on behalf of councils we are keen to work with national government and public health experts to ensure public gyms and leisure facilities can reopen safely and as soon as possible.
Better connected: How local education and children’s services in England have responded to the coronavirus pandemic
The impact and implications of the pandemic are only just coming into focus. The purpose of our research has been to shine a light on how education
Social Housing White Paper – what next for the regulation of council housing?, 19 March 2021
A view from the Regulator for Social Housing: Fiona MacGregor, Chief Executive, Regulator of Social Housing Working with the Regulator: Kevin Scarlett
LGA responds to Supreme Court ruling on sleep-in shifts
"Had the appeal been upheld, care providers and councils providing social care would have faced massive bills, which would have increased the huge financial pressures they are already facing."
Improving the education system after COVID-19, House of Commons, 23 March 2021
Councils have been supporting all schools throughout the pandemic, including working to support vulnerable pupils and interpreting guidance to help ensure learning has continued as safely and effectively as possible .
Motion from Hull Lib Dems on helping the most vulnerable
Council notes that the most vulnerable in Hull have taken the biggest hit in the pandemic and inequality is rife.
Gloucestershire Lib Dems slam fire service merger plan
Commenting on the news that Fire services may be brought under control of elected police commissioners, Liberal Democrat Councillor Jeremy Hilton, a former county council cabinet member for community services, which included the fire service, said: “This is the craziest idea that has come out of the Government in a long line of recent crazy ideas.
LGA responds to EPI report on SEND assessment system
“The Government needs to urgently complete its positive ongoing review of the SEND system. This needs to set out reforms that increase mainstream inclusion, provide councils with long-term certainty of funding to meet immense demand for SEND support."
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