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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on planning
Hot weather – information for councils
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021: book your free ticket now
LGA: Domestic abuse warning ahead of EURO 2020 kick-off
Councils and charities are raising awareness about domestic abuse and the help and support available ahead of EURO 2020 with a rise in referrals of cases of domestic abuse often seen during major football tournaments.
The Levelling Up agenda, House of Commons, 15 June 2021
Local leaders have shown throughout the pandemic that they are well placed to deliver the best outcomes for local communities. They are also best placed to align the work of government departments and agencies with the assets and opportunities of different places.
LGA response to Consultation on Waste Prevention Plan for England, 2021
The LGA welcomes the opportunity to continue to contribute to the consultations on resources and waste reforms, first set out in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy.
Sport England’s new strategy and implementation plan, 10 June 2021
Moving Communities - Emma Bernstein, Sport England
The Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill , House of Commons, 16 June 2021
It will be important that this funding is kept under review to ensure it is enough to meet demand and that guidance is published as soon as possible so that councils can set up schemes and ensure the new funding reaches businesses. Any new burdens due to administrative or IT costs should also covered by the Government.
Skills and post-16 Education Bill, House of Lords, Second Reading, 15 June 2021
As furlough ends, no community will be untouched by unemployment. It is vitally important that a joined up, place-based employment, skills and careers system offers adults and young people the recovery they deserve by providing access to quality education and training opportunities.
Innovation and business support - Babergh and Mid Suffolk
The district councils have put significant resource into supporting businesses in their market towns through the development of, and investment in, a virtual high street digital platform.
Supplier payments over £500 | April 2021
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Digital service transformation and partnership - Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire has taken a partnership approach with the eight district councils to identify gaps in government support and local needs and priorities.
Stakeholder engagement in an emergency: Lessons from low-traffic neighbourhoods
To help draw out some of the key lessons from the EATF programme, the LGA commissioned experts from the University of Westminster and Fern Consulting to undertake independent research.
Digitising the service offer and supporting people to in-demand jobs - Halton Borough Council
HBC has been able to build on their longstanding partnerships with employers including housing associations and major corporations to continue to offer joint job training and employability programmes during the pandemic.
Building relationships with businesses - Essex County Council
Building on their strategy and growth work developed pre-pandemic, ECC quickly moved to focus on business recovery providing an opportunity to cultivate more in-depth relationships with business and support their districts.
Transforming skills and employment delivery in response to the pandemic - Devon County Council
With the onset of the pandemic, the employment and skills service had to pivot to online and alternative delivery approaches in a very short timescale to continue to support learners, young people and those that were being made redundant or who had lost their business.
Lambeth Borough Council: Enhanced Covid-19 testing - Communications campaign review
Lambeth is a complex borough with people from a wide range of religious, language, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. These facts presented both opportunities and challenges in our communications campaign to support surge testing.
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