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Record numbers claiming council tax support
Coronavirus: information for councils
Save the date: #CouncilsCan Day 2020
LGA responds to review of people building their own homes
“Councils are committed to building homes with the right infrastructure that local communities need and are supportive of custom and self-build housing as one way of achieving that.
Teachers' pensions bulletin 71 - October 2020
Bulletin 71 reports on last month’s Advisory Group meeting; this includes useful information about end of year certificate process.
LGA - Record numbers claiming council tax support
More than 2.5 million working age people across England claimed a discount on their council tax between April and June this year - the highest number since records began in 2015.
LGA responds to childhood obesity figures
“These latest figures are yet another reminder of the scale of the childhood obesity challenge we face and the need for urgent action and investment in public health in order to reverse this trend."
Very High Alert Level (Tier 3) Regulations
Enforcement advice for local authorities.
Implementation Working Group agenda, 29 October 2020
Read the agenda.
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on lost generation of teenagers
"Councils share the Commissioner’s concerns about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on vulnerable teenagers."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to CfBT report on COVID-19 recovery
“We share this report’s ambition to see improvements to our transport system and a green recovery."
Step 3. Implement and monitor
Having decided to adopt some of the SDGs and targets, a council needs to ensure that the plans and policies to achieve them are working.
Step 2. Engage and partner
Any council interested in using the SDGs must decide how it wants to involve other organisations and the wider community.
Step 1. Plan and prioritise
To begin, councils need to understand the SDGs and think through how they might be applied in the local area. They then need to map their own high
How councils might engage with the SDGs
Councils across England are already engaging with the SDGs and taking their own approach given their local contexts.
The case for council engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Many councils across the UK are already actively engaged in and progressing their plans to implement the SDGs.
UN SDG: Background
Though the public health crisis is not over, we also face a period of economic uncertainty. COVID-19 has exposed the existing socio-economic
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.