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LGA - Restore £1.7 billion early intervention funding...
A child-centred recovery – where all young people can thrive
LGA – Surge in lockdown recycling collection
Eight in 10 councils saw an increase in the amount of recycling being collected since the outbreak and national lockdown.
Black History Month briefing, House of Commons, 20 October 2020
At the LGA we will be helping to celebrate and honour the accomplishments of black Britons by sharing councillor perspectives on the importance of Black History Month and the vital contributions of black councillors to our local communities.
Climate action: energy
How are we integrating sustainability and resilience into energy plans?
Building a better railway for the future – webinar, 16 October 2020
Helen McAllister, Strategy & Planning Director (Wales, West & FNPO), Network Rail Jools Townsend, Chief Executive, Community Rail Network
LGA responds to NAO broadband roll-out report
"The Government should use the upcoming Spending Review as an opportunity to empower councils to place a local digital champion in every local area to help facilitate delivery and support providers to install gigabit-capable broadband as quickly as possible."
LGA responds to CQC State of Care report
“The unequal impact of COVID-19 on people using and working in social care needs to be addressed as part of future reforms, as well as building on the importance of closer working and local approaches."
LGA responds to Affordable Homes Programme announcement
“With more than one million households on council housing waiting lists, it is vital that we build more housing for social rent, and we look forward to seeing more clarity around how this will be delivered."
General Assembly agenda and voting form
General Assembly 2020
In view of regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and in line with the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 Schedule 14, this year
September 2020: Help your staff avoid tax avoidance
In our guest blog, the HMRC explains what employers can do to be more aware of tax avoidance schemes and explains how this new approach will help individuals caught up in these schemes to better understand the risks they face.
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published a recommendation for the Local Government Association to draft a code of practice for councils responding to civil claims of child sexual abuse. We have accepted this recommendation and will update on our progress here.
Children's social care referrals fell by a fifth during lockdown
The number of children referred to children’s social care services for support fell by almost a fifth during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown between April and June.
Local Remembrance Events
Remembrance Sunday (8 November) and Armistice Day (11 November) are important civic occasions that councils with their Armed Forces Community, faith communities, the MOD, residents and other partners want to mark in a lawful and safe way given COVID-19.
Police Staff Council Handbook 2017 - revised
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