Councils are taking the lead on environmental issues such as waste policy, local environment quality, sustainable development, biodiversity, energy, climate change and flooding. In light of the Government's Energy White Paper, local government is faced with even more challenges and it is even more important that local authorities take the lead as they are best placed to bring stakeholders together.

The Local Government Association (LGA) and central bodies are working closely with a range of agencies to explore the challenges ahead and to ensure that local authorities receive the support they need. View this section for the latest publications in this area.

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Clinical waste survey 2016

The survey was conducted by the LGA's Research and Information team in September 2016 to gather information about how local authorities were dealing with the collection and disposal of clinical waste.

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Allocation of voluntary redress payments in the context of enforcement cases

We welcome the consultation from Ofgem on the allocation of voluntary redress payments by energy providers and the aim of improving the process for the maximum benefit of energy consumers.

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LGA response to DECC consultation: ECO help to heat

In summary, the consultation paper proposes a transition year in 2017-18 between the old ECO and the new refocused ECO which will run from 2018 until 2022.

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Local Government Association Reuse Survey

The LGA commissioned Populus to conduct a poll of consumers to understand their views and motivations for reusing items and buying second hand products.