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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.
LGA responds to PAC report on managing flood risks
"We are pleased the inquiry highlights the need for better understanding of whether funding to each local authority matches the level of flood risk it faces."
LGA responds to NAO report on reducing carbon emissions from cars
With longer-term certainty of funding and sufficient access to independent expert support, councils can help motorists switch to zero emission vehicles to achieve the Government's 2050 target.
Bulletin 73 on Teachers’ Pensions, February 2021
LGA responds to rough sleeping figures
“Councils, working closely with central government, have put in a monumental effort since the start of the pandemic and the Everyone In initiative to rapidly get the vast majority of people sleeping rough off the streets and into safe and suitable accommodation."
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Local authority youth services, 24 February 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
How can culture contribute to our national recovery? Monday 1 March 2021
Local renewal, national recovery Sir Nicholas Serota, Chairman, Arts Council England Protect. Restore. Heal. Grow. Cllr Jane Black, Cabinet Member for
Alert Response Plan Quality Framework Outbreak Control Delivery Model to manage COVID-19 outbreaks
As a system, the London Borough of Sutton has developed the Alert Response Plan Quality Framework Outbreak Control Delivery Model to manage outbreaks. The framework defines the support centred around a care home during an outbreak.
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