LGA responds to additional funding for health research and technology
"Obesity, cancer and additional are some of the biggest health challenges facing us as a country and so it is good to see additional investment in technology and research to help improve the health of our local communities."
Procurement Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 28 November 2022
Our primary concern is that the Bill will significantly limit public bodies from using the current vertical and horizontal procurement exemptions, which enable councils and public sector bodies to enter into collaborative arrangements to run efficient public services.
Asylum and Resettlement, Council Senior Engagement Group (ARCSEG) Revised Terms of Reference
The main forum for a clear and ongoing discussion at a senior officer level between national government and local government on a placed based and more equitable approach to asylum dispersal and resettlement programmes based on jointly agreed principles and arrangements
Social Housing (Regulation) Bill, Third Reading House of Lords, 31 October 2022
Councils are determined that all tenants should have the security of a safe and well-maintained home with any issues quickly and satisfactorily addressed. The majority of social housing landlords are responsible and provide high quality homes for people to live in.
'Transforming Public Procurement' programme and the Procurement Bill – update and guidance documents
Following the appointment of a new Cabinet Office ministerial team, dates for the resumption of the Procurement Bill’s passage through the House of Lords have now been confirmed. Committee stage sittings were held on Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 October 2022. The Bill will now pass to the report stage, followed by the third reading stage, before moving to the House of Commons later in the autumn.
“For their part councils are doing what they can to address this issue. This includes creating more clean air zones, installing clean air monitors in pollution hotspots, encouraging more cycling and walking in their communities and electric vehicle charging infrastructure to make air cleaner for our children and grandchildren."
LGA responds to latest children in need statistics
“It is absolutely vital that the Autumn Statement ensures that children’s services are adequately funded so councils can meet this rising demand and ensure children and their families get the support they need, as soon as they need it."
Art UK’s unprecedented photography and digitisation project has resulted in the UK’s collection of over 14,000 public sculptures and monuments being freely available to view and search online for the first time ever.