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Coronavirus: information for councils
National Adult Social Care Strategic Partners: Our response to 2021 Queen’s Speech
A Local Path to Net Zero
LGA responds to rough sleeping funding announcement
“It is good the Government continues to support councils with this latest round of funding to tackle rough sleeping."
LGA: Councils battling 20,000 fly-tipping incidents a week
Latest fly-tipping statistics for England 2019/20 show that local authorities were forced to clear up just under 1 million (976,000) fly-tipping incidents, from tarmac and asbestos, to tyres and even a boat.
Sector support offer for councils
This summary sets out the sector support offer for councils in 2021/22.
LGA responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on variant of concern originating in India
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening on the variant of concern originating in India, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said:
“As the Prime Minister said at his press conference this evening, the new variant is a worrying development and we all need to play our part in ensuring we limit any further transmission.
2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year announced
Karla Overington, Business Administration Apprentice at West Sussex County Council has been named as the 2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year.
Council employees’ pay offer announced
Council employees have been offered a pay increase of 1.50 per cent from 1 April 2021.
LGA: Councils respond to the Queen’s Speech
“Councils know their local areas best and stand ready to help lead efforts to ensure the new legislative agenda set out in today’s Queen’s Speech."
Queen's Speech (May 2021): On-the-Day Briefing
This briefing details the new Bills of relevance to local government in the Queen's Speech and outlines our local government priorities.
LGA responds to Skills and Post-16 Education Bill in Queen’s Speech
“It is clear that many people will need to reskill for new jobs after the pandemic and it is good that the Queen’s Speech has included plans to attempt to address this."
LGA responds to Health and Care Bill announcement in the Queen’s Speech
There should be local flexibility, with health and local government leaders working as equal partners, to establish the ICS Health and Care Partnership in a way that works for each area and builds on existing effective partnerships.
LGA responds to Queen’s Speech Planning Bill
“Councils want to work with government to reform and strengthen our planning system, ensuring it is locally-led, and that communities are able to shape their local areas, have their say on new developments in their neighbourhoods, and see they are supported by the right infrastructure. "
LGA responds to Building Safety Bill in Queen’s Speech
"This Bill cannot come soon enough to reform our broken building safety system and enshrine tough new legislation into law."
LGA responds to Online Safety Bill announcement in Queen’s Speech
“Keeping people safe online while ensuring their rights, such as freedom of expression, are protected is crucial and we are pleased that the Online Safety Bill introduces measures to manage this."
LGA responds to Environment Bill announcement in Queen’s Speech
"We are pleased to see the reintroduction of the Environment Bill. The legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic must be that we grasp the opportunity to protect and enhance our natural environment and tackle the climate emergency."
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