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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
Evaluation of sector-led improvement: Data analysis report
This report forms part of the Local Government Association (LGA) evaluation of sector-led improvement. It provides a quantitative assessment of sector performance and how this has changed since 2009/10.
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.
Tackling modern slavery briefing - House of Commons, 9 October
The LGA started a new programme of work on this issue in January 2017 when the then Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE, met the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board.
Sustainability of the nursery sector briefing - House of commons, 10 October 2018
There is evidence that while high quality childcare can support children’s development and increase academic skills, low quality childcare produces either no benefit or even negative effects. The quality of provision locally, therefore, is at least as important as the quantity.
Children's social care in England Briefing - House of Commons, 9 October 2018
Making sure all children and young people have the bright future they deserve is a key ambition of every council. Councils want all young people to be able to enjoy their lives, reach their full potential and make a good transition to adulthood with good health and wellbeing.
Response to government launch of FGM awareness campaign
“Councils are determined to help stamp out FGM from our local communities, and work alongside police, the NHS and charities to make sure we do all we can to protect women and girls from this horrific form of abuse.
Innovation in council housebuilding - Sutton
Sutton is an outer London council that has retained its stock, delivering management via its Sutton Housing Partnership arms-length management organisation (ALMO).
Innovation in council housebuilding - Stroud
Stroud District Council has a proactive enabling approach to tackle the housing issues in a growing and attractive rural district made up of many villages and small towns.
Innovation in council housebuilding - Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is an ambitious local authority, with a housing policy focused on maximising use of the HRA and council assets to support existing communities and as a tool to lever in matching support from Government, the third sector and private developers.
Innovation in council housebuilding – Oxford
Oxford City Council has had an ambitious ongoing council housebuilding programme. This aimed to contribute to addressing the affordable housing crisis caused primarily by the buoyant local economy
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