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Coronavirus: information for councils
Councils respond to Budget 2021
Budget 2021 – On-the-Day Briefing
LGA responds to £79 million mental health funding boost for children and young people
“This is a positive step amid the pandemic which has exacerbated existing child mental health problems and will help support an expected surge in related cases as schools reopen next week."
Domestic Abuse Bill, Report Stage House of Lords 8,10 & 15 March 2021
The Bill introduces important measures which will help to raise awareness of domestic abuse and will go some way to providing additional support to domestic abuse victims
Full opening of schools, 25 February 2021
Suite of guidance documents for education settings on Gov.uk: Early Years Schools Further Education Special schools, special post-16 providers and
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on achieving net zero
We are very pleased that the Committee has backed our call for a national fiscal and policy framework for addressing the climate emergency.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee inquiry launch into adult social care funding
“This cross-party inquiry will be another important contributor to how we can sustainably pay for social care services, which have been seriously impacted by the pandemic but also affected by decades of delayed reforms by successive governments of different political colours.”
New guidance on restricting staff movement in care homes
On 3 March 2021, the Government published guidance for care home providers on limiting staff movement between care settings in all but exceptional circumstances to help reduce the spread of infection.
Climate, environment and waste
LGA responds to Environmental Audit Committee report on putting nature and net zero at the heart of our economic recovery
“Long-term funding would empower councils to be able to properly plan activity focused on the needs of local communities as a whole to support the delivery of net zero.”
LGA responds to expansion to shielding
"It is crucial that councils receive regular access to data and long term funding so they can reach out to everyone who needs support as quickly as possible."
LGA briefing: Health and Social Care Bill White Paper
A summary of the proposals of most relevance and significance to local government, as well as the LGA’s initial reaction to the proposals along with our policy messages.
LGA responds to Sports England’s ‘People and Places’ report
This report recognises the critical importance of a place-based approach to supporting communities to be active.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Being a councillor is highly rewarding. Few other roles give you a chance to make such a huge difference to the quality of life of people in your local area.
Achieving the economies of scale for electric vehicles: the critical role of EV charging infrastructure
"If the UK is to retain its pioneering achievements in the corporate sector and the UK government is to deliver on its net zero ambitions, fleet electrification will need to be successful".
Legal literacy: safeguarding people experiencing homelessness, 15 February 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
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