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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 NAO report on local government and net zero
"Net zero can only be achieved if decarbonisation happens in every place, community and household. Long-term funding for councils would mean they can properly plan ahead on the needs of their local communities as a whole to support this."
Tackling Knife Crime, House of Commons, 20 July 2021
Law enforcement and criminal justice measures are only part of the response needed to tackle serious violent crime. A multi-agency partnership approach is required, working across Government departments and all agencies, including the police, health, charities and a range of local government services such as, education, social services and youth services.
LGA responds to PM’s ‘levelling-up’ speech
"The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the strength of councils' local leadership and the benefits that come from national and local government working together in partnership."
LGA responds to PHE report on alcohol consumption and harm during COVID-19
Councils, which are responsible for public health services, are committed to continue supporting people with alcohol and other substance misuse problems despite ongoing pressures made worse by the pandemic.
The role of Local Authorities in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, 15 July 2021
Presentations for this event are now available.
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LGA responds to Online Media Literacy Strategy
"This timely strategy is not only an important step towards ensuring all UK residents can navigate the online world safely but recognising the role that libraries can play in achieving this."
Don't choose to look the other way: Understanding modern day slavery and councils’ role in tackling it, 14 July 2021
What is Modern Slavery and the current landscapeRachel Harper, Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline Manager, Unseen
The role of councils in
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