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Coronavirus: information for councils
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."
"Fragmented" short-term government grants poor value for money, councils warn
Councils in England have seen their core funding from central government reduce by £15 billion in the last decade. In recent years, they have seen a rise in the number of short-term, ringfenced, small grants they receive annually from government departments and agencies.
LGA statement on IFS report on end to universal credit increase
“The economic impacts of the pandemic are likely to be long-lasting and far-reaching. Many households could be economically vulnerable for some time to come and many are now relying on the benefits system to help them make ends meet."
Fragmented funding - the complex local authority funding landscape
The 2020 Spending Review is an opportunity to think differently about how we fund our public services – to serve our residents, empower communities, and ensure that local plans deliver for local people.
LGA responds to latest test and trace figures
Cllr Ian Hudspeth responds to the publication of the latest NHS Test and Trace and coronavirus testing figures
LGA responds to APPG inquiry into improving the effectiveness of devolution in England
"Councils have played a crucial role during the current crisis and have demonstrated the strength that comes from local leaders able to work with others and their communities."
LGA responds to call to protect people sleeping rough this winter
"Councils will do everything they can to get rough sleepers off the streets and into safe and suitable accommodation, to protect them from the spread of coronavirus."
LGA responds to new COVID-19 enforcement funding for councils
"It is good that Government has recognised the pressures on council enforcement officers and will provide additional funding for councils to support the enforcement of COVID-19 laws."
LGA responds to PHE report on voluntary sugar reduction
"It is vital that councils are able to decide how the hundreds of millions of pounds raised from the levy is invested, to ensure that our children get the greatest start in life."
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