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Sector-led improvement in 2020/21
Adult social care reform: Our letter to Government
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021: book your free ticket now
Road to COP26
The UK will host COP26 in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November
LGA responds to the Public Accounts Committee Report on the Culture Recovery Fund
Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to the Public Accounts Committee report on the Culture Recovery Fund.
Support for care leavers – advice for corporate parents, 23 June 2021
View the presentation slides from this virtual event.
A guide to the emergency insourcing of leisure services
This guide has been written to help councils in an emergency position mobilise their leisure service. It is not intended to instruct or encourage councils to bring leisure services back in-house but instead provides appropriate tools and considerations to support the process. Councils are advised to take their own due diligence to evaluate their individual options. The guide is correct as of June 2021.
OPE case study library
Our new OPE case study library showcases exemplar projects which are being delivered by OPE across England.
Debate on promoting tourism in the UK, House of Lords, 24 June 2021
In order to contribute most effectively, councils need earlier involvement in decisions at a national strategic level, and local government should also have representation on longer-term bodies like the Tourism Industry Council.
Feedback from the LGA hybrid working roundtable events May 2021
Hybrid working - key considerations
These are the significant workforce issues for organisations to consider when developing hybrid working.
LGA – Library investment key to helping children catch up following pandemic
Investing in libraries is key to driving the national recovery from COVID-19 and enabling children to catch up on lost learning, the Local Government Association, said today.
Be a councillor area
Everything you need to know if you're considering becoming a councillor - what councils and councillors do, what you will need to do to take your first steps and all about the role and the support you can expect.
Planning - House of Commons, 21 June 2021
Councils are committed to ensuring new homes are built and communities have quality places to live. It is vital that these are delivered through a locally-led planning system with public participation
Nottinghamshire County Council: Year 2 Q3 update
Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) plans to build on their broader whole system approach around the community food environment, to develop food skills, access and support for families with children in the early years.
Pennine Lancashire consortium of local authorities: Year 2 Q3 update
Pennine Lancashire Consortium of Local Authorities plan to test their planning powers to restrict food retailers that do not offer healthier options and to test a range of levers to incentivise them to improve their offer.
London Borough of Lewisham: Year 2 Q3 update
Lewisham plans to test its powers to restrict high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS advertising and utilise donated outdoor advertising space for health promoting advertisements.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.