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Queen’s Speech: councils respond
Queen's Speech (May 2021): On-the-Day Briefing
MPs support greater powers and funding for councils ahead of Queen's Speech
LGA: Councils respond to the Queen’s Speech
“Councils know their local areas best and stand ready to help lead efforts to ensure the new legislative agenda set out in today’s Queen’s Speech."
This briefing details the new Bills of relevance to local government in the Queen's Speech and outlines our local government priorities.
LGA responds to Skills and Post-16 Education Bill in Queen’s Speech
“It is clear that many people will need to reskill for new jobs after the pandemic and it is good that the Queen’s Speech has included plans to attempt to address this."
LGA responds to Health and Care Bill announcement in the Queen’s Speech
There should be local flexibility, with health and local government leaders working as equal partners, to establish the ICS Health and Care Partnership in a way that works for each area and builds on existing effective partnerships.
LGA responds to Queen’s Speech Planning Bill
“Councils want to work with government to reform and strengthen our planning system, ensuring it is locally-led, and that communities are able to shape their local areas, have their say on new developments in their neighbourhoods, and see they are supported by the right infrastructure. "
LGA responds to Building Safety Bill in Queen’s Speech
"This Bill cannot come soon enough to reform our broken building safety system and enshrine tough new legislation into law."
Remote council meetings temperature check 2021
In order to understand how councils made use of these powers and their views as to how such powers might be used in the future, the Local Government Association conducted a ‘temperature check’ of councils in England. The findings of the research were also intended to contribute to an MHCLG call for evidence on the matter.
Immediately after the election: guidance for members
Once the votes have been counted, it is time for the decision making to begin. Whether you find yourself with a change in political leadership, change of control, no overall control or a minority administration we hope the advice below will be able to help and provide some practical tips and guidance.
General case studies about improving support for people with a learning disability and/or autistic people
Case studies from the new CHIP Supporting adults with learning disabilities to have better lives outcomes and improvement framework
Camden - April
Find out what you need to know about publicity during the pre-election period.
‘The response of colleagues, partners and public has been phenomenal’
An interview with Jennifer Connolly, Director of Public Health, Stockport Council
The integration of policy-making in national and local government to achieve net zero carbon emissions - House of Lords- 21 April 2021
Net-zero can only be achieved with decarbonisation happening in every place across the country – that’s every household, community, business, and local economy.
‘Greater focus on health inequalities could be lasting legacy of pandemic’
An interview with Dr Melanie Smith, Director of Public Health, Brent Council
Dealing with multiple challenges including the new variant and EU exit
An interview with Mr Andrew Scott-Clark, Director of Public Health, Kent County Council
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