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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
A local path to net zero
Councils have a significant role to play in tackling the climate emergency. Councils want to work as partners with government to support and advance on the UK's net zero target by 2050.
LGA submission: All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking inquiry on Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy 2
Local government is ambitious to do more to accelerate a shift to cycling and walking and where possible, making it the first choice for mode of journey in every community. As each place is different, both in terms of local economic profile, demographics, geography, topography and existing infrastructure, a locally determined approach to investment will deliver the best outcomes.
LGA responds to Sport in our Communities select committee report
"This report rightly recognises that local government is at the forefront of providing facilities, supporting both formal and informal opportunities for activities, and accessible to all members of the community."
LGA responds to appointment of new NHS England Chief Executive
"Amanda Pritchard is a highly respected and experienced senior leader in the NHS and her appointment comes at a crucial time, not only in our recovery from the pandemic, but also during an ambitious transformation agenda being taken forward in the Health and Care Bill."
A local-national partnership to deliver low-carbon infrastructure, 29 July 2021
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LGA: COVID-19 has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities
“COVID-19 has cruelly exposed and exacerbated the many social and health problems which existed before the pandemic, that need to be urgently addressed as part of our national recovery."
Roundtable: How can councils engage with businesses to generate growth and investment?
The purpose of this roundtable was to provide high level thinking from councils around their role in building strong relationships with both new and existing businesses as well as how they can put their area on the map to attract new businesses.
LGA responds to Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping interim report
“We want to work closely with government on a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy, which sees councils supported with long-term funding to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place, with the changes to welfare benefits introduced following the coronavirus outbreak maintained for as long as they are needed.”
Police Staff Council (PSC) Employers’ Side Response to the Trade Union Side’s pay and conditions claim 2021
Local Government Association 18 Smith Square London, SW1P 3HZ email: firstname.lastname@example.org POLICE STAFF COUNCIL (Employers’ Side) Ben Priestley PSC
EMP circular 2/2021 - police staff pay 2021
Local Government Association, 18 Smith Square London, SW1P 3HZ e-mail: email@example.com POLICE STAFF COUNCIL (PSC) EMPLOYERS’ SIDE To: Force
A survey by the LGA, which represents councils, found 82 per cent of respondents felt it was important to be able to comment on individual plans for all housing developments in their local area.
The trials of hosting a G7 summit in the pandemic
An interview with Dr Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health, Cornwall Council and the Isles of Scilly Council
Coping with the rise of the Delta variant in Bolton
An interview with Dr Helen Lowey, Director of Public Health, Bolton Council
Winter, Delta and innovation - my first six months in the job
An interview with Vicky Head, Director of Public Health, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes
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