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."
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."
The Local Government Association is launching a new peer challenge to support stock-owning councils to improve their management of social housing, in the context of the expectations outlined in the Government’s social housing white paper and recently published Social Housing Regulation Bill.
Norwich City Council notably became the first UK council to run a public reverse public solar auction in 2015, with businesses competing to buy clean power generated by rooftop solar arrays on residential and commercial properties. To date, it has installed more than 4,500 kW of solar capacity across the area, enabling homeowners and businesspeople to benefit from low group purchase prices.
Business and Planning Act 2020 (Pavement Licences) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
It is crucial that these regulations come into effect ahead of summer parliamentary recess, which will provide councils with additional time to consider applications for licences extending beyond September 2021.
LGA modern slavery assurance guidance – construction
Construction supply chains are complex and multi-tiered, supported by complex contractual relationships, significant reliance on subcontracting, the passing of risk down the supply chain and high usage of temporary and transient labour - for these reasons, the risk of exploitation is high.
The Greater Manchester Pension Fund must divest from fossil fuels, not only to protect the planet, but to protect the pensions of thousands of people across the region. At the next full meeting of Oldham Council (Wednesday 14 July 2021), the Liberal Democrats will propose a motion to deliver exactly that.
Scope 3 greenhouse gas accounting guidance for social care
The LGA webinar, Scope 3 greenhouse gas accounting guidance for social care, was organised as part of the LGA’s green webinar series. Local Partnerships were commissioned by the Local Government Association to produce guidance for local authorities on measuring and managing scope three greenhouse gas emissions.