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LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021
Changes in political leadership
Reorientation of services, functions, collaborations and working with employment and skills ecology - Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
At the end of March 2020, early into the pandemic, Gateshead Council formed a Covid Economic Response Group, with workstreams on people, businesses, capital projects, stakeholders, and innovation.
Service reorientation - London Borough of Waltham Forest
The strategy intended to boost the take-up of apprenticeships, encourage living wages with businesses, tackle unemployment and in-work poverty, and create good jobs for everyone.
Working as an aligned and responsive employment and skills partnership - Tees Valley Combined Authority
“We have used our powers to relax skills and employment funding rules and funding profiles for both businesses and providers – focused on areas of immediate need."
Reorientation of services and functions, collaborations and working with employment and skills ecology - Kirklees Council
In response to the pandemic, Kirklees Council has fundamentally and rapidly reassessed their approach to supporting their local businesses and residents
Borough partnerships and sector diversification - Hounslow Council
One of the key elements of HC’s response to the pandemic has been looking at how they can support a more balanced economy in the medium and long term—encouraging new businesses into the borough and upskilling residents to move communities into work.
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."
Leading the homelessness sector: A councillor’s guide, 11 May 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
LGA submission: Independent Review of Destination Management Organisations
This review is timely and much needed in light of the challenges posed to the visitor economy by the pandemic, which has exacerbated pre-existing weaknesses as well as creating significant new issues.
Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool – frequently asked questions
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