Local Government Association

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Down Syndrome Bill, Committee Stage, House of Commons, 26 January 2022

The LGA supports the aims of the Down Syndrome Bill, which would create a new duty on the Secretary of State to issue guidance to relevant authorities (health, education and local authorities in respect of social care and housing) on how to meet the specific needs of people with Down syndrome; and for relevant authorities to have due regard to the guidance in providing services.

Down Syndrome Bill, Committee Stage, House of Commons, 26 January 2022

T Levels support programme

The LGA’s T Level Support Programme is designed to support councils to deliver high quality Industry Placements as part of T Levels. Application for this year’s programme opens on 24 January 2022.

T Levels support programme

Pedicabs (London) Bill: Adjourned debate on Second Reading, House of Commons, 21 January 2022

Currently, pedicabs are exempt from the regulations which cover taxis and private hire vehicles. They do not need a licence to operate, are able to set their own prices and are not subject to checks on the safety and ability of their drivers, or the road worthiness of their vehicles. Councils have been made aware of various issues involving pedicabs, including unsafe driving, noise nuisance and pavement parking.

Pedicabs (London) Bill: Adjourned debate on Second Reading, House of Commons, 21 January 2022

LGA responds to ADASS Contingencies Survey

“No one receiving services should have to go without, but pre-existing workforce shortages have been compounded by staff absences caused by Omicron, leaving some councils with no choice but to prioritise people in their care."

LGA responds to ADASS Contingencies Survey