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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."
Managing carers in the workplace, Tuesday 20 July 2021
Carers’ rights Maggie Steven, Senior Advisor and Deputy Area Director, ACAS Carers experiences throughout COVID-19 and how employers can support
Mapping Support and Liability for Economically Vulnerable Households
This report sets out the key mechanisms in place at both national and local levels to support economically vulnerable households through the COVID-19 crisis, and present modelling results of the potential impact of the removal of these support mechanisms.
Build back local: Building back better
Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.
The LGA Consultancy Workforce offers a review of the current state of play of Talent Management within the organisation
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.
Building Safety Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 21 July 2021
The most controversial aspect of the Bill remains the question of who pays to remediate the consequences of twenty years of systemic failure in building safety.
Design in the public sector: Green procurement, 16 July 2021
Presentations from this event are available.
LGA warns of unsafe products on online marketplaces
Online marketplace shoppers are being urged by councils to check for signs that a product will be safe before purchasing, amid reports of potentially dangerous products routinely being sold online.
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