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Nearly two thirds of leisure centres in need of urgent investment
Holocaust Memorial Day
Agriculture Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 3 February 2020
The Bill does not consider how this rural growth component fits into the proposed land management system, or how it will link to the forthcoming UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). This funding is too important to rural areas to fall through the gaps of the new system. We would recommend the Government clarify, through this legislation and guidance, how new growth funding arrangements will be incorporated into post-EU funding.
LGA responds to rough sleeping funding announcement
Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s housing spokesman, responds to an announcement by the Housing Secretary that councils will receive an extra £112 million to tackle rough sleeping.
Opposition Day Debate, Homelessness, House of Commons, 29 January 2020
In the previous two years of the Housing Advisers Programme, we have funded over 100 councils to help councils build homes, reduce homelessness, plan for population ageing, understand the student housing market and increase supply of modular housing.
LGA responds to indoor air pollution report
"Good air quality is vital for our health and wellbeing and councils, who are already leading the way in tackling air pollution, will take on board any good practice guidance that helps continue to protect vulnerable people and keep them safe."
LGA responds to Arts Council England 10-year strategy
“Councils are uniquely placed to build on community strengths in partnership with Arts Council England, and the greatest impact can be achieved through locally-led culture facilities, including museums, libraries and arts organisations."
LGA responds to Centre for Cities air pollution report
Councils want to work with the Government to reduce the impact of harmful emissions on the health of our communities, but for air quality plans to be successful, they need to be underpinned by local flexibility and sufficient funding.
LGA responds to youth charter announcement
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to an announcement by the Government that it will develop a youth charter to support young people.
Debate on housing, House of Commons - 9 April 2019
Councils once again have a key role in delivering more affordable housing and helping to build 300,000 new homes a year.
#CouncilsCan in the media
Read media stories related to Spending Review 2019
Local Industrial Strategy Masterclass – developing a place narrative - 3 April 2019
Download the presentations from this event.
Waste consultation - 4 April 2019
Delayed transfers of care peer challenges
The LGA has been asked to deliver a programme of peer challenges focusing on Delayed Transfers of Care (DToC) and Long Length of Stay by the National Better Care Fund (BCF) partners, (Department of Health and Social Care, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Local Government Association and NHS England).
Bright Futures: publications and reports
A collection of publications and reports related to our Bright Futures: children's services campaign.
LGA responds to public health duty to tackle serious violence
“Youth offending teams within councils have an outstanding record of reducing youth crime and making a real difference to young people’s lives, but they are under huge pressure after seeing their government funding halved over the last decade."
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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.