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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."
Locking in positive behaviours and the co-benefits of green recovery, 2 October 2020
Download presentations from Cllr Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Dr Neil Jennings, Jonathan Baker and Dr Sam Hubble.
Scrutinising Climate Action Event Blog
This overview will provide a summary of the key themes that emerged during the morning and afternoon session on 18 September 2020, as well as some practical advice identified by participants.
Debate on spending of DCMS on support measures for the DCMS sectors during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, House of Commons, 8 October 2020
The Government made £3.2 billion worth of emergency funding available to councils to address the immediate pressures of the COVID-19 crisis. However, this funding was predominantly targeted towards direct frontline issues such homelessness and supporting the vulnerable. The culture, tourism and support sector still face’s significant funding challenges, despite the Government’s £1.57 billion support package for the cultural sector.
LGA responds to NAO report on improving local bus services
“Bus services have a critical role to play in the national recovery from COVID-19 and beyond, through supporting local economies, tackling poor air quality and congestion and reaching the country’s net-zero carbon targets by 2050."
Parental Leave Policy for Councils
This Policy sets out Members’ entitlement to maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave and relevant allowances.
Nudging to boost volunteer sign-ups during the coronavirus crisis
A blog post from The Behavioural Insight Team (BIT) on the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) BI project.
Parental Leave Policy for All Labour Groups
This Policy sets out Members’ entitlement to maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave and relevant allowances in authorities where there is a Labour Group.
Adult Social Care Coronavirus Winter Plan 2020-21: briefing and gap analysis for councils
This briefing summarises the key messages in the Adult Social Care Winter Plan (published by DHSC on 18 September 2020) and sets out the key actions for local authorities in a format that allows colleagues to clearly identify gaps.
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