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Coronavirus: information for councils
Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’
Letter to the Chancellor on adult social care reform
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA: Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’, say councils
"All of us in local government, across the political divide, want to see the Queen’s Speech finally set out the plans we have been waiting for and make good on the Prime Minister’s promise to ‘fix social care’, once and for all."
Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on adult social care reform
We – the cross-party leaders of the Local Government Association – urge you to put social care funding and reform at the centre of your thinking on how best to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic.
How well do you know your microbusinesses?
LGA responds to £17 million funding to improve mental health in schools
Cllr Teresa Heritage, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board responds to government announcing a further £17 million to improve mental health and support in schools and colleges.
Over 1.1 million homes with planning permission waiting to be built - new LGA analysis
The LGA is calling for councils to be given powers in a Planning Bill in the Queen’s Speech to incentivise developers to build housing more quickly.
Annual employment law virtual conference, Thursday 22 April 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
How to apply
All bids should be co-ordinated and agreed by the OPE partnership and submitted by the accountable body for the local OPE programme. We welcome clearly structured and well-referenced proposals. Please complete the application template, basic details form and technical annex fully, alongside any other supporting bid document.
The delivery of new homes across England remains a national priority for central government. Local government is equally committed to supporting housing development. Councils have established more than 150 housing development companies, demonstrating that local government is taking an increasingly hands-on role in developing their local area whilst seeking a return on investment.
One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund April 2021
The One Public Estate (OPE) programme is a partnership between the Office of Government Property in the Cabinet Office (OGP), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Digital citizenship: support and resources for councillors
Guidance and tools to support councillors and candidates in their online communications.
Political leadership: Mansfield District Council
Councillors in Mansfield are elected every four years and since 2002 this has also included a directly elected Mayor.
Political leadership: Mole Valley District Council
Actions taken by Mole Valley District Council after changes to their administration following two elections.
Fire safety in purpose-built flats
This document was commissioned by the Government and was written by experts in the field of fire safety. It was published in July 2011.
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