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Debate on promoting tourism in the UK, House of Lords, 24 June 2021
In order to contribute most effectively, councils need earlier involvement in decisions at a national strategic level, and local government should also have representation on longer-term bodies like the Tourism Industry Council.
LGA responds to final extension of Covid Local Support Grant
"This latest continuation of funding will help councils to provide much-needed support to low income households at risk of poverty and financial hardship, including being able to provide further targeted help to families entitled to Free School Meals during the summer holiday period. Councils can now plan ahead into the early autumn."
Swale Borough Council: New EV Council Fleet
Swale Borough Council will now save more than 30 tonnes of carbon every year with a fleet of nine new electric vehicles.
Cambridge City Council: the Cambridge Canopy Project - building climate resilience for the future
The Cambridge Canopy Project – part of the Interreg 2 Seas ‘Nature Smart Cities’ project – seeks to grow Cambridge’s urban forest, increasing tree canopy cover from 17% to 19% by the 2050s.
Lancashire County Council: Low Carbon Street Lighting
Lancashire County Council have invested in Low Carbon Street Lighting, through the county wide conversion of 152,000 streetlights to energy saving LEDs.
Debate on social care provision in the UK and the role of carers in that provision, House of Lords, 24 June 2021
Over the past decade, adult social care cost pressures have increased by £8.5 billion and total funding has increased by £2.4 billion. This has meant a gap of £6.1 billion needed to be managed.
LGA responds to ADASS Activity Survey Report
“Social care and its 1.6 million-strong workforce have risen to the unprecedented challenges caused by coronavirus, doing all they can to help keep those who draw upon these services safe and well."
LGA responds to Domestic Abuse Act guidance and regulations consultation
“The £125 million announced in the Spending Review for local authorities to implement the new statutory duty is good, but this funding is only for the 2021/22 financial year and councils would benefit from longer-term funding to allow for better planning and greater consistency for vital support services."
LGA responds to Early Years Alliance report on funding of early years childcare
“The forthcoming Spending Review should properly resource all early years settings so that councils and providers can support the Government’s ambition to reduce the attainment gap and ensure that every child has the best start in life.”
LGA responds to roadmap exit delay
“Working closely with their NHS partners, councils are doing everything they can to help defeat this terrible virus and its variants, and want to get life back to normal for everyone as soon as possible.”
Employees’ side of the NJC pay claim - 29 April 2021
Employees’ Secretary, Matt Wrack Bradley House, 68 Coombe Rd Kingston upon Thames KT2 7AE Telephone 020 8541 1765 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Our Ref: MW
Pay offer, National Joint Council meeting – 3 June 2021
Employers’ Secretary, Naomi Cooke 8 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HZ Telephone 020 7187 7335 e-mail: email@example.com Employees’ Secretary, Matt
Pay award 2021 - letter from Naomi Cooke to Andrew Hopkinson
Andrew Hopkinson FLA National Secretary c/o BFRS HQ Southfields Road Kempston Bedford, MK42 7NR 15 June 2021 BY EMAIL ONLY Dear Andy, Pay award 2021 I
Brigade manager pay offer - June 2021
Local Government Association,18 Smith Square, Westminster,London, SW1P 3HZTelephone 020 7187 7335e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgEmployers’ Secretary
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