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Queen’s Speech: councils respond
Queen's Speech (May 2021): On-the-Day Briefing
MPs support greater powers and funding for councils ahead of Queen's Speech
LGA responds to ending of ban on eviction enforcement
“It is vital there is a plan in place to support and protect households to stay in their homes, in as many cases as possible."
LGA responds to DEFRA’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare
"The Government should balance the need to educate consumers alongside the need for enforcement, particularly in terms of poor welfare overseas, and it must ensure councils can practicably take action in response to new regulations."
Political leadership: Middlesbrough Council
Middlesbrough Council is a unitary local authority with a directly elected Mayor. In the 2019 (all out) elections, an Independent Mayor (Andy Preston) was returned, replacing the outgoing Labour Mayor.
Political leadership: Bolsover District Council
After nearly 50 years of a Labour controlled Authority, in May 2019 the Council were in the situation of no overall control.
LGA: Councils respond to the Queen’s Speech
“Councils know their local areas best and stand ready to help lead efforts to ensure the new legislative agenda set out in today’s Queen’s Speech."
This briefing details the new Bills of relevance to local government in the Queen's Speech and outlines our local government priorities.
COVID-19 communications: LGA and LGcomms webinar on vaccine communications
On Thursday, 22 January 2021, we held a webinar on vaccine communications in partnership with LGcomms. Communications and engagement will be crucial to the successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. As more vaccines continue to be delivered, this webinar looked at how councils and their partners can effectively communicate with all residents on programme.
LGA's e-learning platform for councillors
Our new e-learning platform enables councillors to deepen their knowledge of local
Supporting the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill
Watford Borough Council declared a climate emergency in July 2019 and committed to becoming a climate neutral council by 2030, since taking actions including: establishing a sustainability forum to work with key communities and businesses in the borough; working to provide alternative and sustainable modes of transport for residents; leading by example to reduce waste in the council and the borough more generally; creating biodiversity in council-owned assets.
Local economic recovery planning in Newcastle City Council
The response to Covid has redefined partnership working across the Tyne. Newcastle City Council has worked closely with the North of Tyne Combined Authority and other local authorities.
COVID-19 vaccine communications, 21 January 2021
Download the presentation from Dr Michelle Constable, Hertforshire.
Reimagining the future of public leisure services, 21 January 2021
Karen Bradford, Chief Executive, South Kesteven District Council Laurie Fergusson, Strategic Service Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council Ian
Domestic Abuse Bill Committee Stage House of Lords - 25 and 27 January; 1, 3 and 8 February 2021
The Domestic Abuse Bill introduces important measures which will help to raise awareness of domestic abuse and will go some way to providing additional support to domestic abuse victims, whilst also helping to challenge perpetrator’s behaviour. It is a positive step in the right direction.
Environment Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons, January 2021
We welcome the reintroduction of the Environment Bill. The legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic must be that we, as a nation, grasp the opportunity to protect and enhance our natural environment, and tackle the climate emergency. It is vital that we continue to improve air quality, protect against flooding, and ensure our transport, waste and energy policies are environmentally sustainable.
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