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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 BEIS 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.
Libraries helping to combat rise in mental health crisis
“A library of the 21st century is home to a diverse range of services in our communities; it can support health and wellbeing, prevent social isolation and loneliness, provide support to people living with dementia."
LGA behavioural insights funding 2018
LGA responds to CQC State of Care report
"Over recent years, councils have protected adult social care relative to other services. But the scale of the overall funding picture for local government as a whole means adult social care services still face a £3.5 billion funding gap by 2025, just to maintain existing standards of care."
LGA responds to Theresa May's announcement on mental health and suicide
"Suicide prevention is a high priority for councils, which already provide a range of vital services that support the health and mental wellbeing of our communities."
Local leadership and accountability: for children and young people's mental health and wellbeing services
We want all our children to have bright futures. Key to that is ensuring that they have the emotional resilience and tools to make good choices, overcome challenges and move confidently towards where they want to be in adulthood. The current system cannot deliver that – so how can we ensure that it does?
Music lessons under threat unless Government fully funds pay rise
For many young people, it is a vital part of their education and future life opportunities, but this could be at risk unless the Government commits to fully funding the pay increase for all classroom teachers, including music teachers.
Response to homelessness funding announcement
If we’re to truly tackle homelessness in this country, we need to be moving much further, much faster. With the loss of a private rented tenancy the leading cause of homelessness, it’s essential that those on the sharp end of our housing crisis are given as much support as possible.
Copeland Borough Council: managing a cyber attack
During the August bank holiday in 2017, Copeland Borough Council was hit by a zero-day ransomware cyber attack.
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