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‘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."

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‘Funding must be delivered where it is needed most’ – LGA responds to walking and cycling routes fund

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.

Children’s social care reform: implementation strategy and consultation

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.

Local public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty

‘Cross-government support needed to address skills shortage in culture and creativity’ – LGA statement on Communications and Digital Committee Report on our creative future.

"The creative industries are an important driver of local economies: prior to the pandemic, they accounted for 2.2 million jobs, geographically dispersed in more than 700 micro clusters across the UK."

‘Cross-government support needed to address skills shortage in culture and creativity’ – LGA statement on Communications and Digital Committee Report on our creative future.

One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) Round 2 – fund details

Since 2017, One Public Estate (OPE) has partnered with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to deliver the Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF) and its predecessor the Land Release Fund (LRF), DLUHC funded programmes that enable councils to bring forward their surplus land for new homes.

One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) Round 2 – fund details

Leading Edge programme – boosting middle leaders

In collaboration with the Leadership Centre and as part of our Leading Edge programme, our 'boosting middle leaders' pilot will bring officers and councillors together to build relationships and share new perspectives and practices that will support them to serve their communities.

Leading Edge programme – boosting middle leaders

Online Safety Bill, Remaining Stages, House of Commons, 17 January 2023

The Local Government Association (LGA) supports the overall aims of the Online Safety Bill (OSB), which makes provisions for Ofcom to regulate certain internet services. The regulation proposed in this Bill is aimed at ensuring platforms have systems and processes in place to deal with illegal and harmful content and their associated risk. 

Online Safety Bill, Remaining Stages, House of Commons, 17 January 2023