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Eight in 10 say it is important to have a say on all housing in their local area
LGA responds to launch of government adoption strategy
Local flood risk management
Must Know: Treatment and recovery for people with drug or alcohol problems
The purpose of this guide, developed in partnership with Public Health England, is to raise awareness about drug and alcohol related harms and empower councillors by providing an introduction to treatment and recovery services, key considerations, signposting to useful resources, as well as any questions you need to ask to support effective decision making.
Together towards net zero: Looking towards COP26
In this latest podcast episode, we discuss how our partnerships are looking to the future, and the impact their projects may have in a national and global context. Two of our partnerships are joining us, from South Gloucestershire Council and the University of West of England, and the London Borough of Lambeth and London South Bank University.
LGA responds to National Disability Strategy
“The forthcoming Spending Review is an opportunity to ensure that councils have the necessary funding to achieve real and lasting change for disabled people."
Council employees’ improved pay offer announced
Council employees have been offered an improved pay increase
The Elections Bill
The Elections Bill introduces new provisions for and amends existing electoral law with the aim of making UK elections more secure, modern, inclusive and transparent.
LGA responds to Beating Crime Plan
“We are pleased to see the planned extension of Project Adder, and it is good to see anti-social behaviour recognised as an issue to be tackled in this plan."
LGA responds to CQC data on deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes
“Every life lost to COVID-19 is a tragedy and it is heartbreaking for families who lost loved ones who were living in care homes and unable to be as close to them in their final moments, as we would all wish, due to restrictions."
LGA responds to Autism Strategy
“This new strategy, the first of its kind to cover children and young people as well as adults, rightly focuses on supporting autistic people to live their lives in their communities, widening the focus beyond social care and health services.
LGA responds to Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report on health in coastal communities
“No community should miss out on the opportunity for better health and wellbeing, if we are to build back better from the pandemic.”
Scoping the role of local authorities in the provision of electric vehicle charging infrastructure
The LGA has commissioned Local Partnerships to carry out a research project into the role of local authorities in delivering the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure
Councillor Handbook: Taxi and PHV Licensing
This handbook will help you understand some of the key issues concerning taxi and PHV licensing. It is intended to be used as a starting point to explain some of the difficulties that can arise in this complex area of business regulation, but is not a replacement for the training provided by your own authority.
LGA responds to Building Beautiful Places announcement
Cllr David Renard, Housing Spokesperson for the Local Government Association, responds to the written ministerial statement on Building Beautiful Places.
LGA responds to NAO report on Implementing Digital Change
“Councils share an ambition to keep improving local services through digital solutions.”
LGA responds to concerns about self-isolation for critical workers
"It is clear that the current high prevalence of COVID-19 has resulted in large numbers of close contacts being required to self-isolate, which is placing pressure on some council services due to staff shortages. Most councils have been able to keep services running but there is a concern that, if rates increase further, many will be forced to prioritise services that protect the most vulnerable in their communities."
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