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Bus journeys fall by more than 300 million in five years
Behavioural Insights Programme: apply for grant funding
LGA response to the Arts England Council draft strategy 2020-2030
Arts Council England (ACE) plays a crucial role in funding and supporting cultural activity at a local level, including acting as the development agency for public libraries and museums. This consultation on ACE’s 10-year strategy for 2020-2030 offers a key opportunity for councils and ACE to collaborate on a joint vision for creative and culturally accessible communities.
Tackling modern slavery: council case studies
The case studies in this document build on the detailed guidance we published in 2017, and on the modern slavery workshops which we have held around the country.
Councillor guide to tackling modern slavery
This guidance is targeted specifically at councillors, and highlights the specific role that individual councillors can play in raising awareness of the issue and embedding work to tackle slavery within councils.
LGA responds to new Domestic Abuse Commissioner announcement
“Our ambition must be to reduce the number of victims, with greater investment in early intervention and prevention schemes, including in perpetrator programmes, that help stop domestic abuse happening in the first place."
LGA responds to Select Committee report into connectivity gap leaving rural communities behind
“Councils are best placed to understand the digital needs of their local areas. They have been at the centre of delivering the Superfast Broadband Programme, having committed £740 million to extending connectivity to the hardest to reach areas, but cannot fix the issue alone."
LGA Submission to the Home Office Transparency in Supply Chains Consultation
The LGA welcomes this consultation and many of the recommendations in the Independent Review.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee Report on waste strategy
“We fully support the Committee’s calls to give councils the flexibility and extra funding to ensure they meet the recycling challenges under the Waste Strategy, and for local authorities not to be forced to provide free garden waste collections or a minimum frequency of residual waste collections."
Spending Round 2019: on the day briefing
The 2019 Spending Round has provided councils with much of the funding certainty and stability they need for next year.
LGA responds to Government Spending Round
“We are delighted that today’s Spending Round has delivered a funding package of more than £3.5 billion for our vital local services next year."
Electric vehicles: case studies from councils
Further resources on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure
Electric vehicles: Next steps
UK Shared Prosperity Fund - House of Commons, 5 September 2019
The UK’s exit from the EU represents an opportunity to provide local areas with new ways to manage their economies. We have made the case for reforming the funding landscape to secure better outcomes and a key chance to deliver this priority is the design of the UKSPF.
LGA responds to APPG on social care report
“Social care work should be seen as valuable and rewarding in its own right and achieving parity of esteem between the NHS and social care workforces is important."
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