Creating resilient and revitalised high streets in the ‘new normal’
Economics and strategy research consultancy, Pragmatix Advisory, and futures experts, Trajectory, were commissioned by the Local Government Association to identify how councils can help create resilient and revitalised high streets beyond the pandemic.
The Government published the Reforming the Mental Health Act white paper in August 2021, which sets out proposed changes to the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and wider reforms of policy and practice around it. This briefing summarises the key points of the white paper with regard to people with a learning disability and autistic people.
LGA response to DfE consultation: National Skills Fund
The DfE sought views on how remaining National Skills Funding could be used to help more people benefit from the new publicly funded level 3 qualifications offer, skills bootcamps and how it can meet critical skills needs. This LGA response considers the view of local authorities – councils and combined authorities – as place shapers and leaders and adult learning providers.
Pennine Lancashire Consortium of local authorities: Year 3 Q1 update
Pennine Lancashire Consortium of Local Authorities plan to test planning powers to restrict food retailers that do not offer healthier options and test a range of levers to incentivise existing retailers to improve their offer, whilst supporting elected members and community grassroots movements.
LGA response to DfE consultation: New Further Education Funding and Accountability System
This LGA response to the Government consultation considers the views of local authorities – councils and combined authorities – as place shapers and leaders, adult learning providers and commissioners.
LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on children and young people’s mental health
“Early intervention and prevention services play a crucial role in helping children to avoid reaching crisis point in the first place and we support this report’s calls for early access open support. "