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LGA responds to the Devolution APPG Levelling Up Devo report
Coronavirus: information for councils
Councils respond to Budget 2021
"On the back of this report, councils and parliamentarians should now unite to ensure the Government’s upcoming Devolution and Recovery White Paper brings forward at pace a new devolution settlement for England, led by councils and their local communities.”
LGA responds to Coram Family and Childcare’s Annual Childcare Survey
“We support calls in the report for a review of the early years system to ensure that investment supports the Government’s ambitions and that parents are clear on the best options for their children".
Levelling-up Devo: the role of national government in making a success of devolution in England
This inquiry, led by the Devolution APPG, sought to understand how the successful role of local government in the COVID-19 emergency, which demonstrated how councils deliver for the diverse needs of their communities, could help us think again about the devolution agenda.
International Women’s Day debate, 11 March 2021
The equal participation of women and men in local politics, as our elected councillors and as our leaders, is an important condition for effective democracy and good governance.
A Local Path to Net Zero
With the UK Government’s legally binding target to be net zero by 2050, decarbonisation must happen everywhere, from every sector, industry and service, to every place, community and household.
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."
LGA responds to Centre for Mental Health report on reducing mental health inequalities
With mental health inequality in the spotlight, we respond to this recent report and the essential role councils play in improving their residents’ mental health and wellbeing.
Reopening East Suffolk's towns
As in many areas of the country, in summer 2020 East Suffolk Council faced the challenge of helping its town centres trade successfully and safely. This case study summarises the approach adopted through a combination of delivering targeted, practical improvements and continuing to boost the capacity of local town partnerships to deliver long-term town centre revitalisation.
COVID-19: local contact tracing case studies
A series of council case studies on local contact tracing.
Local Welfare Assistance webinar, 11 November 2020
Download presentations from the Trussell Trust, Citizens Advice and Kent County Council.
LGA responds to NAO report on government environment goals
“We would also like to see the Government establish a national framework where it works with councils and businesses to tackle the climate emergency, setting out clear roles and a commitment to co-operation from all public sector bodies.”
Exit payment reform webinar, 6 November 2020
Download the presentation and watch the webinar from this event.
Emerging practice guide: implementing the single coordinator role
This emerging practice guide provides a range of practical advice, ideas and learning from those in the role, to help systems establish and support the single coordinator role to operate successfully.
Stand for what you believe in - be a councillor
What matters to you in your local area? Whatever needs changing in your neighbourhood, you could be just the person to change it by becoming a local councillor. No other role gives you the chance to make such a huge difference to the quality of life for people in your local area.
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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.