‘Funding must be delivered where it is needed most’ – LGA responds to walking and cycling routes fund
"Transport is the biggest source of carbon emissions in the UK and thousands of people are prematurely killed every year from traffic related pollution. As a country, we can’t meet our climate change targets and clean our toxic air without increasing levels of walking and cycling within our local communities."
Children’s social care reform: implementation strategy and consultation
Keeping children safe is one of the most important roles a council fulfils. While England remains one of the safest places in the world to grow up thanks to the tireless work of our children’s services colleagues and their partners, we agree that significant reform is needed to ensure the right systems are in place to not only protect children, but to help them and their families to thrive.
Local public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty
The LGA is calling on the Government to urgently publish the Public Health Grant funding allocations. Time is running out for councils to set budgets and spending plans and to make critical decisions on renewing contracts for vital public health services.
LGA Annual Conference 2023 – apply to be part of our Innovation Zone
Each year, the LGA Annual Conference Innovation Zone showcases the outstanding, innovative work of councils across a range of service and policy areas. We are now accepting applications from councils, and organisations working with councils, to be part of the Innovation Zone at the LGA Annual Conference in Bournemouth (Tuesday 4–Thursday 6 July 2023).
Leading bodies issue urgent plea to Government to support grassroots sport and physical activity sector
The following joint statement is issued on behalf of Active Partnerships, CIMSPA, the Local Government Association, the Sport and Recreation Alliance, the Sport for Development Coalition, Swim England, ukactive and the Youth Sport Trust.