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Spending Review 2021: The LGA view
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LGA: £875m investment needed in public sports and leisure facilities to tackle health inequalities
Long term investment in public sport and leisure facilities is key to supporting efforts to tackle health inequalities exposed by the pandemic, councils say today.
LGA: Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill
"The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse."
LGA responds to support package for renters
“This funding should provide some much-needed reassurance to many private renters who are genuinely at risk of losing their homes because of financial difficulties."
Biodiversity e-learning for councils
The LGA has produced a new e-learning module on biodiversity aimed at council officers and members. The module will provide an introduction to the subject, as well as providing tips and guidance on how councils can take action to protect their natural habitats.
LGA responds to CMA report on children’s social care
“The CMA has confirmed our recent findings that private equity providers are making extremely high profits and carrying concerning levels of debt that risks the stability of homes for children in care, which is paramount if they are to thrive."
Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill
“The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse. At the very least if the Government is to proceed, it should fully fund it in the Spending Review.”
LGA responds to Children Commissioner’s Big Ask survey
“To respond to what children and young people have told us, we need funding to reinvest in vital universal and early help services, including mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, and properly resourced holistic family support for families experiencing financial hardship."
LGA responds to Greenpeace green homes ‘revolution’ report
“This report highlights the significant social and economic benefits decarbonising homes and buildings can bring."
Debate on Project Gigabit and community-led internet service providers, House of Commons, 21 September 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted that broadband is essential infrastructure. Access to fast and reliable broadband connectivity is vital to help communities stay connected, drive inclusive recovery and create quality jobs.
LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing shortage
The programme, which opens for bids today, boosts council capacity through the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in local communities – including on housing delivery, planning for homes, and reducing homelessness.
Net Zero Innovation Programme
The Net Zero Innovation Programme brings together partnerships of researchers and climate change officers from councils across all English regions and supports them in tackling the climate emergency.
Local Audit Framework technical consultation: LGA response
Local audit and local auditors need to be adequately skilled and have an adequate understanding of local government. It also needs to focus on areas that add value rather than on work that is not a priority for local government. It has previously been highlighted (for example in the report of the Redmond review) that many believe that the current focus on asset and pension valuations is inappropriate.
Housing Advisers Programme
The Housing Advisers Programme is open for applications and will close on 15 November 2021.
Flexible working in schools: Ideas and solutions for a whole-school approach, 20 September 2021
Leadership training, a whole school approach Mandy Coalter, Founder, Talent Architects The role of governing boards Emma Knights, Chief Executive
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