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LGA responds to roadmap exit delay
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Welcome events for new councillors
Sector-led improvement in 2020/21
This end of year report provides an overview and summary of highlights from the 2020/21 support programme.
LGA responds to publication of ICS Design Framework
"“It is good to see NHS England and NHS Improvement’s inclusive approach to developing the Integrated Care System (ICS) design framework. The LGA has been consulted on the scope, tone and content of the document and many of our concerns have been addressed."
COVID-19 communications: communicating easing of restrictions, 17 June 2021
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LGA responds to national offer day for school places
"Councils have worked closely with schools during the pandemic to ensure no child goes without a place. Despite an increase in applicants, the number of parents offered any of their ranked preference primary schools has increased to more than 98 per cent, with the equivalent offer rate for secondary schools maintained at more than 95 per cent."
Climate change: events calendar
Below is a timetable of key climate change events this year, in the lead up to COP26.
Worcestershire County Council predicts longer-term care needs using UPRNs
Worcestershire County Council saw a need to develop improved foresight relating to demands on its health and welfare services in response to the pandemic.
Teachers’ Pension Scheme: proposed changes to scheme regulations Government consultation
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LGA: Domestic abuse warning ahead of EURO 2020 kick-off
Councils and charities are raising awareness about domestic abuse and the help and support available ahead of EURO 2020 with a rise in referrals of cases of domestic abuse often seen during major football tournaments.
The Levelling Up agenda, House of Commons, 15 June 2021
Local leaders have shown throughout the pandemic that they are well placed to deliver the best outcomes for local communities. They are also best placed to align the work of government departments and agencies with the assets and opportunities of different places.
LGA response to Consultation on Waste Prevention Plan for England, 2021
The LGA welcomes the opportunity to continue to contribute to the consultations on resources and waste reforms, first set out in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy.
Sport England’s new strategy and implementation plan, 10 June 2021
Moving Communities - Emma Bernstein, Sport England
Design in the public sector: Innovative approaches to low energy housing, 15 June 2021
Design Council introduction Jessie Johnson, Lead Programme Manager, Design Council The design approach in practice Will Pearson, Strategy and
The Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill , House of Commons, 16 June 2021
It will be important that this funding is kept under review to ensure it is enough to meet demand and that guidance is published as soon as possible so that councils can set up schemes and ensure the new funding reaches businesses. Any new burdens due to administrative or IT costs should also covered by the Government.
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