We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve
Nearly two thirds of leisure centres in need of urgent investment
Holocaust Memorial Day
Opposition Day Debate, Homelessness, House of Commons, 29 January 2020
In the previous two years of the Housing Advisers Programme, we have funded over 100 councils to help councils build homes, reduce homelessness, plan for population ageing, understand the student housing market and increase supply of modular housing.
LGA responds to indoor air pollution report
"Good air quality is vital for our health and wellbeing and councils, who are already leading the way in tackling air pollution, will take on board any good practice guidance that helps continue to protect vulnerable people and keep them safe."
LGA responds to Arts Council England 10-year strategy
“Councils are uniquely placed to build on community strengths in partnership with Arts Council England, and the greatest impact can be achieved through locally-led culture facilities, including museums, libraries and arts organisations."
LGA responds to Centre for Cities air pollution report
Councils want to work with the Government to reduce the impact of harmful emissions on the health of our communities, but for air quality plans to be successful, they need to be underpinned by local flexibility and sufficient funding.
Preventing youth homelessness by design, 24 January 2020
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LGA responds to Independent Transport Commission report on buses
The fall in bus journeys revealed by this report highlights the urgent need for long-term investment in our country’s local bus networks.
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
See what other councils are doing to promote the use of electric vehicles and the provision of charge points.
Further resources on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure
BEAMA 2015 BEAMA Guide to Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Institute for Engineering and Technology Electric Vehicles Technical Briefing for Fleet
Electric vehicles: Next steps
Energy Saving Trust To produce this publication, the LGA is grateful to the Energy Saving Trust (EST). They have provided us with extensive technical
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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