LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking
"While the Police primarily lead the response to incidents of spiking, councils play a vital, preventative role by not only working with a range of partners to improve safeguarding measures within the night-time economy but through the licensing system to address specific concerns against a venue."
This collection of essays and videos brings together city leaders, academics, think tanks, urban artists and writers to answer this one big question: What do we want our cities to be, and how do we get there?
We are concerned that the wording of the Bill will require the public sector to spend time and money seeking market solutions for goods and services which can currently be delivered effectively by collaborative arrangements within the public sector.
This roundtable hosted climate change teams from a range of local authorities, supporting them with the creation and development of climate action plans, by sharing learning through facilitated peer support.
LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report
"The recent funding announcements came as a disappointment for many councils, with more than half of the areas that applied for more support receiving no funding and over a third of the country’s population missing out."
LGA responds to publication of Health and Care Bill
"Councils broadly support the Bill’s focus on improving the health and wellbeing of the population and the duty of bodies to have regard to this in making decisions. We are strongly in favour of the duty to engage with patients, carers and representatives and hope and expect that there will be further guidance to help bring this to fruition."
Leeds City Council: Our Way Leeds - a homelessness prevention service
The Our Way Leeds service was established in July 2020 to develop a citywide service for young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. It provides counselling, supported accommodation, pre-tenancy support and crisis intervention to young people.
Forget What You Think You Know... about levelling up
In this episode, one of our NGDP graduates, Nathan Brewster, explores levelling up and what this will mean to local communities, with the help of experts Esther Webber (Politico), Councillor Richard Leese (Manchester City Council) and Daniel Bellis (Federation of Small Businesses).
Improving the post-decision planning process to deliver better places in the West of England.
The scope of this project was to understand changes in design quality beyond the grant of either full or outline planning permission and to strengthen the role of local planning authorities in securing higher quality in the final build out of development schemes.
This project was led and managed by the London Housing Directors’ Group in collaboration with the North London Housing Partnership. It was supported by London Councils and commissioned by LB Islington as the North London Housing Partnership’s host borough.
Net Zero Innovation: COP26 as an opportunity for the UK public sector and universities to show leadership
With 90 per cent of the technology needed to achieve net-zero already available, and tools, programmes, and delivery mechanisms on hand to cities and regions, networks and knowledge sharing are becoming the pivotal factor in achieving the level of transformation needed. These and other topics were discussed at a seminar hosted by the Net Zero Innovation Programme.