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LGA responds to launch of government adoption strategy
Local flood risk management
LGA statement: self-isolation exemptions guidance
The trials of hosting a G7 summit in the pandemic
An interview with Dr Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health, Cornwall Council and the Isles of Scilly Council
Coping with the rise of the Delta variant in Bolton
An interview with Dr Helen Lowey, Director of Public Health, Bolton Council
Winter, Delta and innovation - my first six months in the job
An interview with Vicky Head, Director of Public Health, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes
Building a compelling narrative for your council and why it matters, 20 July 2021
Presentations for this event are now available.
West Sussex County Council: Supporting the energy transition in West Sussex
West Sussex County Council has a long-standing commitment to action on climate change and has pledged to make the authority carbon neutral by 2030. In the past decade, WSCC has almost halved its carbon emissions and dramatically increased the amount of renewable energy it generates.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the publication of DfE's Adoption Strategy.
Managing carers in the workplace, Tuesday 20 July 2021
Carers’ rights Maggie Steven, Senior Advisor and Deputy Area Director, ACAS Carers experiences throughout COVID-19 and how employers can support
Mapping Support and Liability for Economically Vulnerable Households
This report sets out the key mechanisms in place at both national and local levels to support economically vulnerable households through the COVID-19 crisis, and present modelling results of the potential impact of the removal of these support mechanisms.
Build back local: Building back better
Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.
The LGA Consultancy Workforce offers a review of the current state of play of Talent Management within the organisation
Support for unpaid carers and Carers Week 2021 - House of Commons, 22 July 2021
COVID-19 has put adult social care firmly in the public, political and media spotlight. This emergency has highlighted the essential value of social care to the wider public and this interest needs to be harnessed in the debate about the future of care and support. Long-term reform is urgently needed and we are calling on the Government to set out its thinking before the summer recess.
Building Safety Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 21 July 2021
The most controversial aspect of the Bill remains the question of who pays to remediate the consequences of twenty years of systemic failure in building safety.
Design in the public sector: Green procurement, 16 July 2021
Presentations from this event are available.
LGA warns of unsafe products on online marketplaces
Online marketplace shoppers are being urged by councils to check for signs that a product will be safe before purchasing, amid reports of potentially dangerous products routinely being sold online.
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