We are concerned that the wording of the Bill will require the public sector to spend time and money seeking market solutions for goods and services which can currently be delivered effectively by collaborative arrangements within the public sector.
This roundtable hosted climate change teams from a range of local authorities, supporting them with the creation and development of climate action plans, by sharing learning through facilitated peer support.
LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report
"The recent funding announcements came as a disappointment for many councils, with more than half of the areas that applied for more support receiving no funding and over a third of the country’s population missing out."
The Local Government Association is launching a new peer challenge to support stock-owning councils to improve their management of social housing, in the context of the expectations outlined in the Government’s social housing white paper and recently published Social Housing Regulation Bill.
England’s leaky homes will cost poorer families £250 extra a year in wasted energy
Three million ‘fuel poor’ households - already struggling with the rising cost of living – are having to pay an extra £250 a year on average on fuel bills because of poorly insulated homes, new analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) warns today.
Priorities for COP26, House of Commons, 22 July 2021
Local government plays a leading role in accelerating the shift towards achieving net zero carbon. With nearly two thirds of councils in England aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target, councils are well placed to support Government to meet its net zero carbon ambitions by 2050.
Early years education funding - House of Commons, 21 July 2021
Good quality early education makes a difference to children’s lives. Pre-school has almost as much impact on a child’s education achievement as primary school does – and the impact is even greater for those at risk of developing learning difficulties. Recent policy changes have extended the reach of early education to more children and for longer. They have also supported more parents into work, or to work more hours.
Support for unpaid carers and Carers Week 2021 - House of Commons, 22 July 2021
COVID-19 has put adult social care firmly in the public, political and media spotlight. This emergency has highlighted the essential value of social care to the wider public and this interest needs to be harnessed in the debate about the future of care and support. Long-term reform is urgently needed and we are calling on the Government to set out its thinking before the summer recess.
If we are to ‘build back better’ after COVID-19, one of our key concerns must be to address all aspects of public health; this should include lowering the default speed of motor vehicles driven on our residential roads to reduce the danger to residents and associated pollution; and
such a measure should be borough-wide and comprehensive.