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Look out for vulnerable as temperatures drop, councils urge
Huge spending on children’s and adult social care not enough to support everyone, councils warn
Four priorities for the adult social care white paper
Pass the planet: Showcasing local climate action on the COP26 goals, 9 November 2021
The LGA webinar, 'showcasing local climate action on the COP26 goals', was organised as part of the LGA’s green webinar series.
Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, November 2021
It is vital that new burdens funding is provided to councils to support the proactive work necessary to ensure compliance with the legislation. This will enable councils to ensure compliance through supporting freeholders to understand and comply with the new requirements, with financial penalties being used as a matter of last resort.
People are being urged by councils to check in on vulnerable friends, neighbours and relatives to ensure they are safe with parts of the country set to experience low temperatures.
LGA responds to NAO report into effectiveness of Government’s Kickstart Scheme
“To ensure employment and skills programmes are as effective as they can be in future, councils and combined authorities should be placed at the heart of delivering a coherent and local offer building on their proven track record of delivering similar services and support.”
LGA responds to latest adult substance misuse treatment statistics
"As these figures show, more needs to be done to meet increasing demand and a huge amount of unmet need, with more than half a million adults estimated to have alcohol dependency, while a high proportion of those receiving treatment are living in the most deprived areas."
National Children and Adult Services Virtual Conference 2021, 24-26 November 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
LGA response: Future of transport regulatory review: zero emission vehicles, 22 November 2021
The LGA has written a response to the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) Future of transport regulatory review: zero emission vehicles consultation on whether there should be a statutory obligation to plan and deliver a charging infrastructure.
Charging up Carlisle
Eleven new electric vehicle charge points are now available in Carlisle, as Carlisle City Council works to make the city more accessible for electric vehicle drivers.
LGA responds to National Fitness Day 2021 activity results
"To capitalise on this success and level up the health of the nation, particularly those in the most economically deprived areas, it’s vital that Government, key partners and stakeholders work together with councils to create healthy places with accessible green spaces and affordable sport and leisure opportunities."
Wiltshire Pension Fund - engaging with our members on climate change risk
Wiltshire Pension Fund has set an investment belief: “We seek to invest in a way that, where possible, aligns the interests of the Fund with those of the contributing employers and the Fund membership”.
NJC circular - The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022: additional guidance for Term-Time Only employees
Employers’ Secretary Naomi Cooke Address for correspondence Local Government Association 18 Smith Square London SW1P 3HZ Tel: 020 7664 3000 info@local
Cambridge City Council: Bridging the gap to net zero
The council has delivered a wide range of projects and activities to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to climate change in Cambridge and has reduced its own emissions by over 28 per cent through the implementation of its Carbon Management Plans.
How councils’ relationships with business are developing beyond COVID-19, 19 November 2021
Download the presentations from this event.
Health and Care Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons, 22 November 2021
We are strongly in favour of the duty to engage with patients, carers and representatives. We have committed to work with the Government, NHS, local government and patient and public voice organisations, to produce clear guidance to support local health and care systems to work in partnership with their communities.
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