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LGA - Restore £1.7 billion early intervention funding...
A child-centred recovery – where all young people can thrive
LGA – Surge in lockdown recycling collection
Eight in 10 councils saw an increase in the amount of recycling being collected since the outbreak and national lockdown.
Black History Month briefing, House of Commons, 20 October 2020
At the LGA we will be helping to celebrate and honour the accomplishments of black Britons by sharing councillor perspectives on the importance of Black History Month and the vital contributions of black councillors to our local communities.
Climate action: energy
How are we integrating sustainability and resilience into energy plans?
Building a better railway for the future – webinar, 16 October 2020
Helen McAllister, Strategy & Planning Director (Wales, West & FNPO), Network Rail Jools Townsend, Chief Executive, Community Rail Network
LGA responds to NAO broadband roll-out report
"The Government should use the upcoming Spending Review as an opportunity to empower councils to place a local digital champion in every local area to help facilitate delivery and support providers to install gigabit-capable broadband as quickly as possible."
LGA responds to CQC State of Care report
“The unequal impact of COVID-19 on people using and working in social care needs to be addressed as part of future reforms, as well as building on the importance of closer working and local approaches."
Hybrid Council Meetings
With the relaxation of lockdown we have received increased enquiries about the possibility of holding hybrid council meetings. We recognise that this is a fast moving constantly changing area requiring local determination to suit local circumstances.
Business and Planning Bill, House of Commons, 29 June 2020
Councils want to work with the Government to develop post COVID-19 recovery options. The economic, social and environmental recovery our communities need will look different in different areas of the country and only a locally coordinated response will be effective.
LGA statement on beach safety and social distancing
“It would be a tragedy if our collective efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are undone in a way that leads to a resurgence of this deadly virus that puts further lives at risk.”
LGA responds to latest ONS figures on social care workers’ COVID-19 deaths
"These truly shocking statistics are another tragic reminder about the essential need for our vital social care workforce to be fully protected and equipped to look after themselves, as well as all the people of all ages they are supporting, and helping to keep safe and well."
Child poverty in the COVID-19 pandemic, 26 June 2020
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LGA responds to latest Test and Trace service figures
"Today’s figures show the service has not yet been able to reach a third of people who tested positive for COVID-19, whose contact details were unavailable or incorrect or where there has been no response to text, email and call reminders."
LGA responds to DfE school attendance figures
“Councils have a legal duty to ensure capacity but need powers to open new schools or direct academies to expand. This is the best way to ensure as many children as possible get the places they want.”
LGA responds to Business and Planning Bill to support reopening of hospitality sector
"It is vitally important that councils retain oversight of the activities allowed in their local areas so that they can manage different interests, including the need to contain COVID-19, accessibility issues, the interests of local residents and any competing demands between different businesses."
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