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Forget What You Think You Know... about climate action
LGA responds to adult social care reform white paper
Health inequalities hub
Motion on second homes submitted to East Suffolk Council by Cllr David Beavan
This Council urges the government to finally and promptly close the iniquitous loophole that allows second home owners to evade both council tax and rates by pretending to be a holiday let business, even though they do not have to actually let at all.
Hinckley and Bosworth’s Lib Dem Council's motion on bank branches
Hinckley and Bosworth’s Lib Dem Council has passed this excellent motion on bank branches.
Small Business Saturday: Liberal Democrat proposals to cut taxes for small businesses
Template press release to use for Small Business Saturday, on Liberal Democrat proposals to cut taxes for small businesses.
LGA responds to Sport England’s new implementation plan for 2022-25
This is an exciting plan that will enable the right support and funding to be directed to places that need it most, in a collaborative and targeted way. This includes opening up funding opportunities for small community organisations which often play a vital role within their communities.
Public-private partnerships for growth, 2 December 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Sutton Motion - Violence against women and girls
According to national crime statistics in the UK, on average one woman is killed by a man every three days.
Transcript of video interview: Cllr Simon Bennett, City of Wolverhampton Council
So I'm Councillor Simon Bennett and I represent Merry Hill Ward in Wolverhampton. So, throughout my working life I’d always been in roles where it was
Transcript: Cllr Sohail Khan, City of Wolverhampton Council
So, my name’s Councillor Sohail Khan and I’m a city councillor, elected in Tettenhall Regis ward in Wolverhampton. A friend of mine was a Councillor
DfE update - Early Career Framework
From September 2021, the Government is funding an entitlement for all early career teachers in England to access high quality professional development at the start of their career.
Park Active for Colchester
Post-COVID 19 lockdown, Colchester Borough Council faced reduced use of its long-stay car parks and pressure for increased pedestrian and cycle access to the town centre. The solution was to enable a Park Active site for Colchester to encourage motorists to park in peripheral car parks more often and actively complete their journeys by walking or cycling. The approach is part of a national pilot programme being led by the BPA and supported by the UK Government.
COVID-19: the culture and entertainment sectors, House of Commons, 2 March 2021
While the Government’s £1.57 billion support package for the arts and culture sector was welcome, the sector is still facing significant financial difficulties. Councils face significant additional cost pressures as a result of COVID-19 and this will directly impact council’s ability to fund discretionary services in the culture sector, at a time when the sector is in urgent need of investment.
Design in the Public Sector: creating meaningful engagement with communities on climate change, 26 February 2021
Dominique Le Touze, Public Health Specialist, Portsmouth City Council Duncan Bell, Climate Change Manager Sustainability Team, Leicester City Council
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: February 2021
The Local Government Association (LGA) measures resident satisfaction with councils every three to four months. This report presents the results of the twenty-eighth round of polling conducted in February 2021.
Addressing post-pandemic long-term unemployment needs targeted local solutions
“As democratically elected leaders and place shapers, local government is the natural partner of central government and is ideally placed to try and ensure that those out of work as a result of the pandemic are supported back into employment as quickly as possible.”
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