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Coronavirus: information for councils
Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement
‘Greater focus on health inequalities could be lasting legacy of pandemic’
An interview with Dr Melanie Smith, Director of Public Health, Brent Council
‘The response of colleagues, partners and public has been phenomenal’
An interview with Jennifer Connolly, Director of Public Health, Stockport Council
Political leadership: Mole Valley District Council
Actions taken by Mole Valley District Council after changes to their administration following two elections.
Political leadership: Plymouth City Council
Plymouth City Council's officers have experience of preparing for changes that may arise in the political administration of the council.
Political leadership: Chelmsford City Council
The 2019 election results were a surprise for everyone including the MP. Many felt the change was a response to national issues.
The online abuse of elected women representatives, House of Commons, 20 April 2021
Our sector-led improvement offer includes a series of programmes, campaigns and toolkits to help our membership encourage and support women, and those from other underrepresented groups, to run for political office.
The provision of healthcare support services in the period between conception and age two, House of Commons, 15 December 2020
Councils’ public health grant has been reduced by over £700 million since 2015. This grant funds 0-19 services, as well as substance misuse, sexual health and weight management services, which all contribute to outcomes in the early years.
COVID-19 Workforce Survey, week ending 11 December 2020
This report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.
Debate on the Planning for the Future White Paper, House of Commons, 15 December 2020
Whilst we recognise the Government’s aspiration to improve the current system, without addressing many of the detailed issues there is a significant risk that proposed changes could have a detrimental effect on the planning system. We have the opportunity to take the time needed to make improvements to the planning system. Conversely, if we get this wrong, the impacts will last for generations and some will be irreversible.
Blog: Seeing the wood for the trees, 11 December 2020
The LGA Webinar, Seeing the wood for the trees, was organised as part of the LGA’s green webinar series. It examined the case for planting trees in terms of finance and carbon, the challenges this presents for local authorities and the benefits of urban tree planting.
December 2020: Are recent criticisms of the Fire Service negotiating machinery fair?
In our December blog Cllr Nick Chard asks whether the traditional collective bargaining mechanisms of the National Joint Council can help to deliver a modern fire and rescue service.
Local government early years peer review programme hailed in independent evaluation
The Early Years Local Government Programme has been instrumental in helping councils shape priorities and improve services and prospects for children and families, an independent external evaluation has found.
Climate-related incidents affecting eight in ten councils - LGA research
The LGA's latest research on the effects of climate change on local authorities shows that eight in ten councils have suffered climate-related incidents in the last five years - including over 23,000 properties in England being affected by flooding during this period
Developers yet to seek planning permission for more than a million earmarked homes – LGA research
The LGA’s new analysis, compiled following a survey of council heads of planning, estimates that more than a third (1,003,600) of the 2,676,200 homes allocated in current local plans in England have not even been submitted into the planning system.
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