Local Government Association

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Building Safety Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 2 February 2022

Delivery of the new building safety regime is dependent on council building control and the fire service. The funding to achieve the necessary increase in skills and capacity has not yet been agreed and we are concerned that it may be inadequate. The LGA asks that new funding is administered to councils and fire services to deliver this new work.

Building Safety Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 2 February 2022

LGA responds to Universal Credit reforms

“Using their local leadership, knowledge of the local labour market and ability to bring partners together, councils are uniquely placed to deliver a coherent, local joined-up offer to help people get back into work and training, backed up by the right funding.”

LGA responds to Universal Credit reforms

Nottinghamshire County Council: Year 2 Q4 update

Nottinghamshire County Council plans to build on their broader whole system approach around the community food environment, to develop food skills, access and support for families with children in the early years.

Nottinghamshire County Council: Year 2 Q4 update

Pennine Lancashire consortium of local authorities: Year 2 Q4 update

Pennine Lancashire Consortium of Local Authorities plan to test planning powers to restrict food retailers that do not offer healthier options and test a range of levers to incentivise existing retailers to improve their offer, whilst supporting elected members and community grassroots movements.

Pennine Lancashire consortium of local authorities: Year 2 Q4 update

London Borough of Lewisham: Year 2 Q4 update

Lewisham plan to test their powers to restrict advertising of products high in fat, salt or sugar and utilise unsold advertising space to promote tailored local health promotion campaigns co-designed with the community.

London Borough of Lewisham: Year 2 Q4 update

LGA launches Digital Pathfinders Programme

The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched its Digital Pathfinders Programme to help councils innovate and pioneer projects to advance digital inclusion, digital connectivity, and cyber security.

LGA launches Digital Pathfinders Programme

Independent Review of Children’s Social Care Case for Change

The Local Government Association welcomes the independent review of children’s social care, a once in a generation opportunity to ensure that the system is set up, resourced and operating in the best possible way to keep children and young people safe and ensure they can enjoy their lives and fulfil their potential.

Independent Review of Children’s Social Care Case for Change

Early learning in developing toolkits to tackle childhood obesity

This note sets out key lessons on the development of toolkits to tackle childhood obesity drawn from the discussion at an online workshop hosted by the Bradford and Birmingham Trailblazers.

Early learning in developing toolkits to tackle childhood obesity