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Save the date: #CouncilsCan Day 2020
LGA responds to Treasury one-year Spending Review announcement
Preparing for the end of the EU Transition Period
Since the referendum in 2016, the LGA has taken a neutral stance on the issue of EU exit.
This is the ‘dreaded’ second wave
Professor Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health, Wigan Council
Issues for local government resulting from the end of transition period
EU regulations that have been converted into UK law will continue in January. Services will have to reference the new UK law
‘It feels like we are impotent at times – we need the power to do our jobs’
Lucy Wightman, Director of Public Health, Northamptonshire County Council
COVID-19: Early years childcare sufficiency and sustainability planning for Spring 2021, 22 October 2020
Download the presentations from this event.
‘Factory outbreak encapsulated challenge we face in containing virus’
Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health, Norfolk County Council
LGA Podcast - Forget What You Think You Know... About Council Housing
This is the first in the series of our Forget What You Think You Know podcast. In this episode, we visit Norwich City Council to find out about their award winning council housing scheme, Goldsmith Street.
LGA responds to NHS health check latest statistics
“Coronavirus has impacted all our lives, with many health check services halted in March to help with the wider national effort. As these fully resume, it will be more important than ever for those eligible for a health check to sign up for one."
Debate on online harms, House of Commons, 7 October 2020
Through their public health functions, councils have responsibilities around tackling addiction and other public-harm issues. There is increasing evidence that social media can become addictive and harmful. We have also seen it used as an additional gambling platform, enticing young and vulnerable people without adequate safeguards for their protection.
LGA General Assembly 2020 Voting Results
Voting dates: Wednesday 9 September 2020 to Wednesday 30 September 2020 Total number of authorities voted: 148 Total number of weighted votes cast: 471
COBRA-style action needed to save 'lost generation' of young people
The Government needs to use the Spending Review to devolve careers advice, post-16 and skills budgets and powers to local areas. This would allow councils, schools, colleges and employers to work together to improve provision for young people so that they can get on in life.
LGA responds to NHS Providers report on State of Providers survey
"Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS, with the pandemic highlighting the incredibly valuable role of social care in its own right."
Re-thinking youth participation for the present and next generation: education to employment
As we look ahead towards the future, we now stand ready to play an equal part with Government to support an inclusive economic recovery – helping young people to ensure that the next generation doesn’t become a lost ‘pandemic generation’ with scars for years to come.
Re-thinking youth participation for the present and next generation
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