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Local leaders call for long term funding certainty for councils in Spending Review
Spending Review 2021: The LGA view
Civility in public life
LGA: £875m investment needed in public sports and leisure facilities to tackle health inequalities
Long term investment in public sport and leisure facilities is key to supporting efforts to tackle health inequalities exposed by the pandemic, councils say today.
LGA: Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill
"The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse."
LGA responds to support package for renters
“This funding should provide some much-needed reassurance to many private renters who are genuinely at risk of losing their homes because of financial difficulties."
Biodiversity e-learning for councils
The LGA has produced a new e-learning module on biodiversity aimed at council officers and members. The module will provide an introduction to the subject, as well as providing tips and guidance on how councils can take action to protect their natural habitats.
LGA responds to CMA report on children’s social care
“The CMA has confirmed our recent findings that private equity providers are making extremely high profits and carrying concerning levels of debt that risks the stability of homes for children in care, which is paramount if they are to thrive."
Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill
“The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse. At the very least if the Government is to proceed, it should fully fund it in the Spending Review.”
LGA responds to Age UK report on need for 10% rise in council tax for social care just to ‘stand still’
“Social care was facing an uncertain future even before the pandemic, which has exposed and exacerbated some fundamental weaknesses in how we continue to pay for and provide care and support."
SOLACE summit – Mark Lloyd speaking note
View Mark Lloyd's speech from the session "Influencing Whitehall" at the SOLACE summit.
Tackling domestic abuse perpetrators: What’s the best approach? 7 October 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
Climate change hub
We offer a wide range of support to help councils address the issues of climate change and environmental sustainability.
October 2021: Why menopause education is good for business and not just for women of a certain age
It’s estimated less than five per cent of organisations are talking about menopause, yet all reproducing women will go through it. See the problem here?
Place-based collaboration for culture and heritage: North region, 13 October 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Health in coastal communities, 12 October 2021
LGA responds to Skills for Care’s state of adult social care and workforce report
“This latest report confirms what has been a worrying trend for some years, of persistently high staff turnover and vacancy rates in social care, adding further pressures onto already overstretched services."
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