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LGA statement: Sir David Amess MP
Make school-based counselling available to all children
Spending Review 2021: The LGA view
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the sad death of Sir David Amess MP.
House of Commons debate, COP26 and limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees, 21 October 2021
Local government plays a leading role in achieving net zero carbon, and therefore halting temperature rises. Almost two thirds of councils in England are aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target and 91 per cent of local authorities have adopted at least one net zero commitment, according to the National Audit Office.
Shaping Places for Healthier Lives - a glossary of terms
This glossary includes resources and definitions of wider determinants of health, complex systems and systems thinking approaches.
LGA: Make school-based counselling available to all children to tackle rising child mental health issues
School-based counselling needs to be available and fully funded by the Government in all state funded secondary schools and academies to help support rising numbers of children and young people reporting mental health issues during COVID-19, the Local Government Association urges today.
SPHL programme main page - Shropshire Council
Shropshire’s long term vision: statutory and voluntary services will work together with communities to ensure everyone in Shropshire has access to the help and support they need to prevent food insecurity.
SPHL programme main page - Northumberland Council
The Heart of Blyth project will create the conditions for a safer and stronger community to flourish by means of improving how people relate to each other, how Blyth is seen by others and how Blyth looks in order to reduce fear of crime and improve the wellbeing and health of people living in Blyth.
Spending Review 2021
This Spending Review presents an opportunity to reset public spending in a way that is fit for the future, flexible to allow for the delivery of local priorities, and empowers councils to achieve the ambition for our communities that central and local government share.
LGA: Council tax support grant extension needed to protect low-income households struggling to pay
Latest figures show more than 2.5 million working age people across England claimed a discount on their council tax between April and June this year – this remains the highest number since records began in 2015.
Consultations on employment law reforms
Information on recent open and closed consultations on proposed reforms to employment law which are relevant to local authorities.
Flexible working requests consultation
LGA: Funding for almost 10 million pothole repairs this year lost from council budgets
Over 9.5 million potholes could be repaired or prevented by councils with the funding lost from local road maintenance budgets this year – the equivalent of 64,000 repairs in every local council area.
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, Report Stage House of Lords, 12 October 2021
Throughout the pandemic, councils were trusted to lead the employment and skills recovery in their areas.
Durham County Council: Home working energy usage project
Over the past year there has been considerable media speculation as to the carbon impacts of enforced homeworking. Has working from home helped to reduce carbon emissions? The home working energy usage project sought to take advantage of the enforced homeworking that became essential for most non-frontline staff at Durham County Council and Durham University to explore the empirical truth.
South Gloucestershire Council: Co-developing a Carbon Communication Toolkit
This project aimed to provide scientific advice and support as well as building capability within South Gloucestershire Council to identify pathways to local climate targets and support the delivery of the South Gloucestershire local Climate Action Plan, which is now at its second year of delivery.
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