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LGA responds to roadmap exit delay
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LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021: book your free ticket now
LGA responds to Domestic Abuse Act guidance and regulations consultation
“The £125 million announced in the Spending Review for local authorities to implement the new statutory duty is good, but this funding is only for the 2021/22 financial year and councils would benefit from longer-term funding to allow for better planning and greater consistency for vital support services."
LGA responds to Early Years Alliance report on funding of early years childcare
“The forthcoming Spending Review should properly resource all early years settings so that councils and providers can support the Government’s ambition to reduce the attainment gap and ensure that every child has the best start in life.”
“Working closely with their NHS partners, councils are doing everything they can to help defeat this terrible virus and its variants, and want to get life back to normal for everyone as soon as possible.”
LGA: Domestic abuse warning ahead of EURO 2020 kick-off
Councils and charities are raising awareness about domestic abuse and the help and support available ahead of EURO 2020 with a rise in referrals of cases of domestic abuse often seen during major football tournaments.
The Levelling Up agenda, House of Commons, 15 June 2021
Local leaders have shown throughout the pandemic that they are well placed to deliver the best outcomes for local communities. They are also best placed to align the work of government departments and agencies with the assets and opportunities of different places.
LGA response to Consultation on Waste Prevention Plan for England, 2021
The LGA welcomes the opportunity to continue to contribute to the consultations on resources and waste reforms, first set out in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on planning
“Councils want to work with government on developing the detail of its Planning Bill and to go further and faster to tackle our housing crisis."
LB Waltham Forest Council: Retrofitting Sheltered Housing Schemes
Waltham Forest Council retrofitted sheltered housing schemes by developing a solar-powered system that could generate and store enough electricity to power the lifts and LED lighting in communal areas, both day and night.
South Lakeland District Council: The Climate Emergency Schools Competition
SLDC, along with the University of Manchester, ran a competition for pupils of primary and secondary schools to design a poster about the climate emergency for bin lorries, to motivate communities to take action on climate change.
Essex County Council: BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy Project
Essex County Council is leading this ERDF-funded project. BLUEPRINT will help local authorities in England, France and beyond transition to a circular economy. They are working with partners across the France (Channel) England (FCE) region to help local authorities connect the circular economy to sustainable and inclusive growth. The project will create a toolkit for local authorities, develop a circular economy training programme and engage residents and businesses in circular economy practices.
Economic Growth - case studies
A selection of case studies which highlight how councils have been innovative in helping their local economies grow.
Economic Growth - support and events
Here you can find a list of upcoming and past events related to economic growth, including roundtables, as part of our support offer.
LGA responds to CSA Centre report
"Child sexual abuse is a horrific crime, and councils across the country are working closely with their partners to identify children at risk and keep them safe."
LGA responds to NAO report into DWP pandemic support
“Councils want to build on this success to ensure local communities benefit more from national schemes."
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