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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."
Leading Healthier Places 2021/22 - Support for care and health leaders
Our range of leadership development events, workshops and publications will help you transform your local systems.
Plan needed to prevent families at ‘cliff-edge’ of homelessness
LGA has set out a six-point plan needed to protect vulnerable households who could lose their homes when the ban on bailiff evictions ends on May 31 and tackle homelessness in the long-term.
Place-based leadership for biodiversity, Friday 28 May 2021
View the presentation slides from this virtual event.
ASCL, LGA, NAHT and NEU Joint School Workforce - Joint Guidance on International Travel 27 May 2021
School leaders, teachers and staff have worked hard to keep schools open and minimise the disruption to our children’s safety, wellbeing and education over the last 15 months. We know that staff continue to be committed to minimising the disruption for children.
Advisory Bulletin 691 - May 2021
Advisory Bulletin 691 contains case reports on discrimination in relation to shared parental leave and pay and also the assignment of employee contracts in a TUPE transfer where a single service is divided into separate distinct contract areas.
National Joint Council for local authority fire and rescue services - annual report of the Independent chair 2019 - 2020
NJC 1/21 - independent chairs report 2020
Employers’ Secretary, Naomi Cooke 18 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HZ Telephone 020 7187 7335 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Employees’ Secretary
Cornwall Council: Doughnut economics in council decision making
Cornwall Council have deployed the use of a decision wheel, based on the Doughnut Economics model pioneered by Kate Raworth, so cabinet decisions take full consideration of their environmental, social, economic and cultural impact.
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