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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on planning
Hot weather – information for councils
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021: book your free ticket now
LGA: Domestic abuse warning ahead of EURO 2020 kick-off
Councils and charities are raising awareness about domestic abuse and the help and support available ahead of EURO 2020 with a rise in referrals of cases of domestic abuse often seen during major football tournaments.
The Levelling Up agenda, House of Commons, 15 June 2021
Local leaders have shown throughout the pandemic that they are well placed to deliver the best outcomes for local communities. They are also best placed to align the work of government departments and agencies with the assets and opportunities of different places.
LGA response to Consultation on Waste Prevention Plan for England, 2021
The LGA welcomes the opportunity to continue to contribute to the consultations on resources and waste reforms, first set out in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy.
Sport England’s new strategy and implementation plan, 10 June 2021
Moving Communities - Emma Bernstein, Sport England
The Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill , House of Commons, 16 June 2021
It will be important that this funding is kept under review to ensure it is enough to meet demand and that guidance is published as soon as possible so that councils can set up schemes and ensure the new funding reaches businesses. Any new burdens due to administrative or IT costs should also covered by the Government.
Skills and post-16 Education Bill, House of Lords, Second Reading, 15 June 2021
As furlough ends, no community will be untouched by unemployment. It is vitally important that a joined up, place-based employment, skills and careers system offers adults and young people the recovery they deserve by providing access to quality education and training opportunities.
LGA responds to NAO on UK readiness for the end of EU Transition Period
The UK leaving the European Union will mean significant new additional responsibilities for local councils to check goods entering the country.
LGA responds to government funding for rough sleepers during the pandemic
“As we enter this second national lockdown, councils will continue to do everything they can to accommodate new rough sleepers during the winter as well as support those already off the streets into safe, long-term accommodation with the appropriate support."
Using predictive analytics in local public services
The use of predictive analytics in local government is still at an early stage, although it is becoming more common. While there are some sophisticated examples of predictive analytics being used across a range of local public services, much of the sector is just starting to consider the opportunities, and risks, of this type of technology.
LGA Research Report - COVID-19 Workforce Survey - 16 October 2020
This is report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.
LGA Independent Group Report 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to sweep across our world, our councillors across England and Wales have done incredible work assisting those in need, advising and leading in our councils and in our communities. This annual report, published in November 2020, focuses on our achievements of 2019/20, including the start of the lockdown from 24 March.
LGA Behavioural Insights Projects 2020/21
Find out about the councils embarking on their projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LGA: Councils supporting communities ahead of national restrictions
“This second lockdown will be tough for many, but councils are stepping up again to support residents, especially those who are more vulnerable, businesses and education settings.
Asset based community development and local area coordination webinar, 4 November 2020
Download the presentations from Leeds City Council, Gloucester City Council and the Local Area Coordination Network.
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