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Holocaust Memorial Day
Local buses clocking lowest mileage in decades
Special Educational Needs and Disability Funding, House of Commons, 29 January 2020
Councils are continuing to tell us that pressures on the High Needs funding block is one of the most serious financial challenges that they are currently dealing with and we are calling on the Government to provide councils with long-term certainty on levels of high needs funding.
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
Find out more about the charity established to promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK.
LGA responds to UCL report on children in care with SEND
“This report provides further evidence around the vital importance of inclusive schools and a properly funded SEND system."
Climate emergency conference, 22 January 2020
Download the presentations from this event.
NHS Funding Bill, Second reading, House of Commons, Monday 27 January 2020
The NHS does not operate in isolation. The commitment for increased funding for the NHS will only be maximised if there is an equivalent scale of investment in social care, public health and prevention services that both improve people’s health, wellbeing and independence and relieve pressure on frontline NHS services.
LGA responds to Government consultation response to the veterans strategy
“Veterans can face significant barriers to accessing services and tailoring them to meet their needs is vital to ensure they’re not left behind."
LGA responds to building safety announcements
Lord Porter responds to the latest building safety announcements made by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick
Information and support on climate change action for councils.
Holocaust Memorial Day
HMD 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia.
Sexual harassment at work
Guidance for employers on preventing and countering sexual harassment in the workplace.
LGA - Local buses clocking lowest mileage in decades
Local buses are travelling almost 150 million fewer miles than they were 10 years ago and have fallen to their lowest level since the mid-Eighties.
Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s Phase 1 Report - 21 January
In the two and a half years since the Grenfell Tower fire, councils have worked with the Government to identify dangerous Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding on both social and private housing blocks.
'Permission to Smile' campaign to boost friendliness
A Birmingham-wide campaign, backed by 154 local organisations and with strong city council support, is encouraging friendliness and rekindling community street-by-street, helping to address social isolation and reduce the call on public services.
Debate on national productivity, House of Commons, 22 January 2020
Local government continues to lead the way in the public sector to improve outcomes for people while making savings for the public purse. The LGA’s Productivity Experts Programme forms part of our sector-led improvement (SLI) offer. Since 2012, we have worked with over 174 councils contributing to £194 million worth of savings and income generation.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.