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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."
COVID-19: lessons from school testing (Lancashire, Manchester and Birmingham)
At the end of 2020, Star Academies undertook pilots of daily COVID-19 testing in three of their schools (in Lancashire, Manchester and Birmingham).
Action on Climate in Teignbridge: Conversations make a difference
ACT emphasise the importance of having trusted people, including local councillors, for residents to speak to.
Bath & North East Somerset Council: Lean on partners’ campaigns
Recognising the council cannot do it alone, the communications team is amplifying its reach through committed and enthusiastic partners.
Oxford City Council: Mobilise residents in climate emergency
OCC is using the evidence-based recommendations from its 2019 Citizens’ Assembly to steer their approach to climate change.
Bristol City Council: Share insights and evidence of success
BCC was the first council to declare a Climate Emergency in 2018, and in their approach to comms and engagement, evaluation is key.
Waltham Forest Council: A cross-council approach
WFC recommends ‘using insight to create the content that you know your residents will engage with.’
Climate change communications
Climate change issues have long been important topics for central government and local authorities. Local authorities are developing tangible evidence and plans for how they are tackling climate change in their areas.
Building best practice and innovation in local authority climate change communications
Climate change issues have long been important for central government and local authorities but recently, they have moved to the forefront of national and international politics.
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