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Birmingham City Council: Year 3 Q3 update

Birmingham plans to test its powers to influence the social and economic determinants of health to shift towards a healthier food and physical

Birmingham City Council: Year 3 Q3 update

Nottinghamshire County Council: Year 3 Q3 update

Nottinghamshire County Council plans to build on its broader whole system approach around the community food environment, to develop food skills

Nottinghamshire County Council: Year 3 Q3 update

Partnerships in Place: The Business of Levelling Up

This report provides practical recommendations to business, local government and national government on the role that business can play in delivering the ‘how’ of the Levelling Up White Paper, as well as the foundations that are needed, both nationally and locally, to truly transform communities.

Partnerships in Place: The Business of Levelling Up

Work Local: Councils’ role in the employment and skills landscape in the UK

In England, the current skills and employment system consists of at least 49 national employment and skills related schemes or services managed by nine Whitehall departments. No single organisation is responsible for coordinating this activity locally. However, with adequate resources local government can deliver. Our local government partners across the UK are already on a path to achieving this.

Work Local: Councils’ role in the employment and skills landscape in the UK

LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Schools Bill

"It is good the Government has acted on our call for councils to be allowed to establish their own multi-academy trusts. This recognises the important role of councils as education partners and enables maintained schools to continue enjoying a close working relationship with their council."

LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Schools Bill

LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

“Turning levelling up from a political slogan to a reality will only be achieved if councils have the powers and funding they need to address regional inequality, tackle concentrations of deprivation and make towns and communities across England attractive places to live, work and visit."

LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Renters Reform Bill/Social Housing Regulation Bill

“We are pleased that the Government has committed to introducing legislation through the Renters Reform Bill to strengthen protections for private renters and abolish ‘no-fault evictions’. This is something the LGA and councils have been calling for the Government to introduce since it was included in its 2019 manifesto."

LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Renters Reform Bill/Social Housing Regulation Bill

LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Transport Bill

“Councils are determined to tackle climate change and are already supporting the transition to electric vehicles. It is good that the Queen’s Speech outlines ambitions to speed up this transition but councils need clarity about their role in delivering this change."

LGA statement on Queen’s Speech: Transport Bill