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Eight in 10 say it is important to have a say on all housing in their local area
LGA responds to launch of government adoption strategy
Local flood risk management
Council employees’ improved pay offer announced
Council employees have been offered an improved pay increase
The Elections Bill
The Elections Bill introduces new provisions for and amends existing electoral law with the aim of making UK elections more secure, modern, inclusive and transparent.
LGA responds to Beating Crime Plan
“We are pleased to see the planned extension of Project Adder, and it is good to see anti-social behaviour recognised as an issue to be tackled in this plan."
Roundtable: How can councils engage with businesses to generate growth and investment?
The purpose of this roundtable was to provide high level thinking from councils around their role in building strong relationships with both new and existing businesses as well as how they can put their area on the map to attract new businesses.
LGA responds to Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping interim report
“We want to work closely with government on a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy, which sees councils supported with long-term funding to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place, with the changes to welfare benefits introduced following the coronavirus outbreak maintained for as long as they are needed.”
A survey by the LGA, which represents councils, found 82 per cent of respondents felt it was important to be able to comment on individual plans for all housing developments in their local area.
LGA responds to Building Beautiful Places announcement
Cllr David Renard, Housing Spokesperson for the Local Government Association, responds to the written ministerial statement on Building Beautiful Places.
LGA responds to NAO report on Implementing Digital Change
“Councils share an ambition to keep improving local services through digital solutions.”
LGA responds to concerns about self-isolation for critical workers
"It is clear that the current high prevalence of COVID-19 has resulted in large numbers of close contacts being required to self-isolate, which is placing pressure on some council services due to staff shortages. Most councils have been able to keep services running but there is a concern that, if rates increase further, many will be forced to prioritise services that protect the most vulnerable in their communities."
Our vision for a future care workforce strategy
Adult social care leaders have come together for the first time to offer a collective vision of what should be in a care workforce strategy for the growing sector.
Hot weather – information for councils
The Heatwave Plan for England been updated to include hot-weather-related risks and precautions specific to COVID-19.
‘Don’t put lives at risk’: Councils issue COVID-19 heatwave warning
The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England, said people should think carefully before travelling to beaches, parks and other public places and to get in the habit of checking they are safe to visit, following our reaching of step 4 of the Government’s roadmap.
Tree management and woodland creation webinar
In this webinar, speakers from The Tree Council explained why tree management matters, representatives from Defra and the Forestry Commission discussed new opportunities including the England Woodland Creation Offer and the Local Authority Treescapes Fund, and there was a presentation on the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.
The role of councils in improving access to affordable credit and financial services for low-income households
This guide offers councils ideas and experience to enable them to make the best use of available resources, maximise the effectiveness and value of their local approaches and to ensure that they are well placed to drive forward positive change in the provision of affordable and responsible finance, for the people and communities that need it the most.
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