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Clearer labelling and higher charges for hard to recycle products needed to help boost recycling rates
A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period
Local flood risk management
LGA Business Plan 2019 - 2022
This business plan sets out how the Local Government Association (LGA) will continue to support and be an advocate for councils in the next three years. Through our #CouncilsCan campaign we will make the case for a new settlement for English local government that gives councils and councillors the powers, freedoms, funding and certainty to transform lives and local economies, respond to climate change and lead the sustainable development agenda.
LGA responds to Citizens Advice council tax report
Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, responds to the report by Citizens Advice on council tax collection practices.
LGA responds to Sustain report on junk food planning policies
“Numerous councils have set curbs on new fast food outlets but need planning powers to tackle the clustering of existing takeaways already open."
Music making and community wellbeing - Bromley, Bexley and Lewisham
ArtsTrain is a creative music programme run by leading social enterprise Mytime Active since 2008. The programme supports thousands of children and young people within communities across the London Boroughs of Bromley, Bexley and Lewisham, targeting those who are not engaged in arts and culture and face challenging circumstances.
LGA responds to Age UK report on unmet care needs
“Reforming and improving our adult social care and support system will help keep our population living healthier, longer and more independently without the need for using social care services, which are under constant pressure from rising costs and demand."
LGA responds to adult substance misuse statistics
Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, responds to annual adult substance misuse treatment statistics for 2018/19, published by Public Health England.
Achieving Community Benefits – Social Value
LGA responds to Government's sexual and reproductive health strategy announcement
“Councils invest more than £600 million a year in sexual health services, but rising demand is continuing to push some councils’ sexual health services to capacity. It is therefore essential that the strategy is fully funded."
LGA responds to the Campaign for Better Transport report on bus funding
“The findings of this report reinforce the need for ongoing investment in local bus services."
LGA responds to Government heritage preservation campaign
“While this funding is a positive step for local authorities, alongside other recent investments in culture and heritage, it is vital that councils have the long-term, sustainable funding to protect and unlock the value of heritage sites for their communities.”
LGA responds to National Academy for Social Prescribing launch
“The greatest impact for our communities can be achieved through locally-led targeted interventions and local facilities – museums, libraries, leisure centres and parks – which have a major role to play in helping their communities become creative and physically active."
LGA responds to the Education Select Committee report on SEND
“Extra funding for SEND services next year is recognition of these pressures and will help councils in meeting demand for support next year, but we agree with the Committee that system reform is necessary alongside additional funding."
LGA responds to NHS digital report into rising social care requests
“Urgent action is necessary to secure social care and support over the long-term. The Government’s proposals on the future of adult social care brought forward in the Queen’s Speech need to be substantive and must be brought forward as soon as possible."
A councillor's guide to procurement: 2019 edition
The LGA worked closely with councils to develop the National Procurement Strategy 2018 and a toolkit that enables councils to set their own objectives and measure their own progress.
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