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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 response to the MHCLG consultation on the draft revised text of the National Planning Policy Framework
There are a number of changes to the draft revised NPPF and accompanying draft national planning practice guidance that are welcome and well-intentioned. However through discussions with councils, including at our consultation events, it has become clear that there are a number of key concerns shared by the sector.
Hackitt review: LGA responds to final report
"Our immediate priority is to ensure that a fire like that at Grenfell never happens again, and to make certain the buildings which people live, visit and work in are safe today. It is therefore disappointing that Dame Judith has stopped short of recommending a ban on combustible materials and the use of desktop studies, both essential measures to improve safety."
LGA responds to cut to stakes on fixed odds betting terminals
“This announcement is fantastic news and a sensible decision to help tackle the harm these machines can cause."
LGA responds to Alzheimer’s Society report on A&E dementia admissions
“To help reduce pressures on the NHS, social care needs to be given parity with the health service and councils need urgent funding to invest in effective prevention work to reduce the need for people to be admitted to hospital in the first place."
LGA responds to Ombudsman report on special guardianship orders
“The LGA has long argued for stronger national oversight of the needs of this group of children and carers, and we are pleased that the Government has now extended the remit of the Adoption Leadership Board to also cover special guardianship orders."
The Digital High Street Project: Warwickshire
Digital technology can provide huge advantages to businesses in town centres and other places if take-up and future opportunities can be properly understood. The Digital High Street Project aims to help place managers understand and improve the ways that local consumer-facing business are adopting digital technologies.
Care and health associates wanted
LGA responds to PM's cladding funding pledge
“It is great that the Government has honoured its commitment from last summer to meet the unexpected exceptional costs for councils arising from major remedial fire safety work on high-rise buildings.”
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