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China waste ban impacting on council recycling services and costs
LGA budget submission 2018
LGA responds to call for more money for adult social care and public health
Councils are doing all they can to improve recycling rates, which is why 100 per cent of councils collect paper for recycling, and 99 per cent collect plastic bottles. The rising costs caused by this ban risk combining with ongoing and severe council funding pressures to affect other essential local services.
Moving the conversation on: LGA budget submission 2018
LGA response to Cabinet Office consultation: Protecting the Debate: Intimidation, Influence and Information
"The LGA supports the proposed new electoral law and any additional efforts to tackle the intimidation of local political candidates."
Original thinking: an insight-driven approach to migration and cohesion, 19 October 2018
LGA response to the MHCLG consultation on Permitted development for shale gas exploration
The LGA does not support the proposal for a permitted development right for shale gas exploration. This will bypass the locally democratic planning system.
LGA Response: BEIS consultation on inclusion of shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime
The LGA does not support the proposal to include major shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime. This will bypass the locally democratic planning system.
LGA responds to government's loneliness strategy
For too many people, loneliness is their reality all year round. They are often less able to look after themselves, which can make existing health conditions worse, and are more likely to become reliant on public services sooner.
LGA: Almost £1 billion of European Social Fund at risk of being sent back to Brussels
The Government is likely to fail to invest almost £1 billion in local communities through the European Social Fund (ESF) risking the money being sent back to Brussels, with the deadline for the money to be spent fast approaching, the Local Government Association has warned today.
LGA Briefing on The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill Committee Stage (Day 2), House of Lords
We have long called for an overhaul of the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) process to create a fully-funded, simpler and less bureaucratic scheme
Eight in ten retailers selling knives to children in some areas, councils reveal
Eight out of 10 retailers are breaking the law on underage knife sales in some areas, council leaders reveal today. The worrying findings come as latest official figures show a 40 per cent rise in knife crime in England and Wales in the past two years.
Sustainable Regulatory Model - Cornwall Council
Cornwall Councils’ Public Protection Service has developed and implemented an award winning sustainable regulatory operating model, providing discretionary business support products and services. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource
System harmonisation and effective contract management - South Staffordshire Council
As part of our transformational plans we wanted to ensure that we developed a corporate approach to procurement, contract management and rationalisation of ICT systems.
Income Generation and Enterprise Plan - Epsom and Ewell Borough Council
The primary aim was to create a strategy that would enable Epsom and Ewell Borough Council to have an improved approach to commercialism in services it currently provides
This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.
LGA responds to ADASS release on community care
"With people living longer, increases in costs and decreases in funding, adult social care is at breaking point."
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