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Letter to Secretary of State Matt Hancock from the LGA and ADASS
Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak
Coronavirus support funding reaching businesses – LGA statement
“Councils are leading local efforts to support businesses as they try and cope with the coronavirus outbreak."
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: February 2020
Tackling labour abuse and modern slavery in the hand car wash sector
It has been said that modern slavery is hidden, but often in plain sight. Hand car washes are a good example of this and have been a particular area of focus. In recent years, the sector has become common in our high streets and communities, but local residents may be unwittingly using victims of labour exploitation or even modern slavery to wash their cars.
LGA responds to Sport England funding support package
“Councils work closely with these organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents through physical activity, and want to ensure that local communities have activities to return to when this crisis is over. "
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We urge Sport England to work with the Government to also secure grant funding for these organisations."
LGA responds to pavement parking ban consultation
“Pavement parking and damaged pavements is one of the biggest complaints from pedestrians – and not just in London."
LGA responds to NAO report on free early education and childcare
Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to the NAO report on supporting disadvantaged families through free early education and childcare entitlements in England.
Delivering on street residential chargepoints as one step towards addressing air quality issues to achieve compliance with legal limits citywide in the shortest possible timeframe | Portsmouth City Council
Portsmouth City Council tackles our role in addressing the air quality priorities head on. Through the provision of innovative and accessible charging infrastructure, residents are encouraged to shift towards owning electric vehicles, leading to a reduction in conventional petrol and diesel vehicles and resulting in a reduction in air pollution within the city.
Budget 2020 – LGA On the Day Briefing
Our on-the-day briefing highlights the main announcements and their impact on local government.
Budget 2020: LGA responds to £1bn building safety fund announcement
“We are pleased the Government has listened to the LGA and launched this new fund, which will help ensure thousands of building residents will no longer have to live with dangerous cladding systems."
Budget 2020: LGA responds to Transforming Care funding announcement
“Councils must also be able to quickly access this funding, so they can build upon the progress they have made to date."
Budget 2020: LGA responds to housing announcements
“With over two thirds of councils spending more than they planned to on tackling homelessness, it is vital the Government follows this with long-term funding for homeless prevention in the Spending Review."
Budget 2020: LGA responds to plastic packaging tax Budget announcement
"This announcement is a step in the right direction towards reducing unnecessary plastic ending up in our environment."
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