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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."
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021
Annual employment law virtual conference, Thursday 22 April 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
How to apply
All bids should be co-ordinated and agreed by the OPE partnership and submitted by the accountable body for the local OPE programme. We welcome clearly structured and well-referenced proposals. Please complete the application template, basic details form and technical annex fully, alongside any other supporting bid document.
The delivery of new homes across England remains a national priority for central government. Local government is equally committed to supporting housing development. Councils have established more than 150 housing development companies, demonstrating that local government is taking an increasingly hands-on role in developing their local area whilst seeking a return on investment.
One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund April 2021
The One Public Estate (OPE) programme is a partnership between the Office of Government Property in the Cabinet Office (OGP), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Digital citizenship: support and resources for councillors
Guidance and tools to support councillors and candidates in their online communications.
Political leadership: Mansfield District Council
Councillors in Mansfield are elected every four years and since 2002 this has also included a directly elected Mayor.
Political leadership: Mole Valley District Council
Actions taken by Mole Valley District Council after changes to their administration following two elections.
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