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LGA responds to immigration point-based system announcement
“Reform of our immigration system provides an opportunity to try and tackle skills gaps and workforce challenges in specific sectors such as construction and social care."
LGA responds to immigration points-based system announcement
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the Government’s plan for a points-based immigration system.
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Mobile UK Mobile UK is the trade association for the UK’s mobile network operators - EE, O2, Three and Vodafone: www.mobileuk.org Code of practice
The role of a council
The role of councils in driving the rollout of superfast broadband infrastructure is derived from their general duty to promote wellbeing as well as their role to lead local communities. This has led to councils taking innovative approaches to stimulating investment where the commercial market hasn’t delivered.
LGA responds to Young Carers research
“Councils across the country work hard to make sure they are able to access the support they need while continuing to enjoy their childhoods and fulfil their full potential."
LGA responds to funding announced for domestic abuse refuge services
“With long-term, sustainable funding, councils can work with the Government and partners to further safeguard individuals and families from the physical and psychological harm of domestic abuse and prevent it happening in the first place.”
Care Technology Support
Councils across the country are increasingly looking to technology-enabled care services (or care technology) for more person-centred and preventative approaches to care and support which keep people connected to their communities.
Modernising Supported Housing for adults with disabilities in Lancashire - the development of a county wide delivery plan
Lancashire County Council (LCC) wants to develop housing with care for working age adults (people with learning and physical disabilities, autism and/or mental health issues) that is fit for the future. Council staff believe that existing housing with care developed on an ad-hoc basis in the past may not be future proof. LCC are also aware of a growing demand for self-contained accommodation from this group.
The local impacts of welfare reform - CESI
The LGA recently commissioned the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (CESI) to produce a piece of research and modelling to understand and map the aggregate financial and geographical impact of the Government's programme of welfare reforms for local government. The report, the model and some local authority case studies are available here.
Child car seats need to be recycled by manufacturers to stop landfill scandal
Manufacturers need to recycle their own child car seats and offer take-back services to help stop nearly all of them being “scandalously” landfilled.
Westminster Hall Debate: Net zero targets and decarbonising transport, House of Commons, Tuesday 4 February 2020
We are calling for the devolution of the bus service operator grant and for all councils to be given the ability to franchise local services.
Have your say on the climate emergency
LGA responds to latest ONS youth justice statistics
“With sustainable, long-term funding as part of the Spending Review, councils can also invest in the early intervention and prevention services which provide vital support to young people.”
LGA responds to reintroduction of Environment Bill
“National climate change expectations and air quality targets are unlikely to be met unless councils are given long-term funding, devolved powers and easier access to complex government funding pots."
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