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LGA parental leave policy for councillors

The LGA has adopted a model parental leave policy for councillors, assisting councils to introduce formal maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements, which can help break down barriers to standing for elected office.

LGA sustainability briefing: the natural environment

According to the most recent State of Nature report, published in 2023, there has been a 19% decline in the average abundance of wildlife species in the UK since the 1970s. Preservation and restoration of the natural environment is an urgent priority that needs to be addressed by councils and individuals alike.

Briefing

LGA sustainability briefing: decarbonising transport

Transport is the largest contributor to UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions. In 2022, transport accounted for 26 per cent of the UK’s carbon emissions. The majority of transport emissions are from road transport, with cars accounting for 52 per cent of transport emissions.

Briefing

LGA sustainability briefing: community energy

Energy supply is the second largest contributor to UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions. In 2022, energy supply accounted for 20 per cent of the UK’s carbon emissions. Community energy refers to energy projects that are owned, controlled, or directly benefit local communities.

Briefing

Principal Social Workers and CQC assessment: preparing your evidence and understanding your role, 1 July 2024

Download the presentation from Simon Williams, Director of Social Care Improvement, Partners in Care and Health; Carol Tozer, ADASS Associate; Margot Summerbridge,; Principal Social Worker, Derby City Council; Chris Erskine, Principal Social Worker, Lincolnshire County Council; and Karen Barnes, Principal Social Worker, Durham County Council.