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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.”
Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework Project Summary Report 2018/19
The Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework (MSPOF) was developed to provide a means of promoting and measuring practice that supports an outcomes focus and person led approach to safeguarding adults.
LGA responds to Air Team report on air pollution
Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s environment spokesman, responds to a report by the Air Team, which found more than a quarter of children’s sports grounds analysed in five UK cities have dangerous air pollution.
Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)
The GLAA have produced a series of sector profiles of high risk industries that directly affect local government sector supply chains - the profiles include regional breakdowns, key signs of exploitation, and what to consider when carrying out tenders and due diligence through the contract management process.
Information and support on climate change action for councils.
Motion relating to Local Government Finance Report 2020/21
The Local Government Finance Settlement is the annual determination of funding to local government from central government. The provisional Settlement for 2020/21 was published on 20 December 2019.
Winter weather survey 2019
The Winter Weather Survey 2019 was conducted in October 2019 to gather information about local authorities’ plans and preparations in case of severe weather, to help the LGA’s lobbying of central government and to highlight the scale of authorities’ efforts.
Storm Ciara: councils work round-the-clock to repair damage
Council staff are working flat out round-the-clock repairing the damage caused by Storm Ciara.
Kingston's Citizens' Assembly on Air Quality - Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
The Royal Borough of Kingston is committed to increasing the use of participatory democracy to develop responses to difficult issues. As a result, the council held our first Citizens’ Assembly, asking residents “how do we collectively improve air quality in Kingston?”.
Outside Edge Theatre Company
Outside Edge Theatre Company (OETC) offers free drama activities to help people affected by addiction live healthier lives. They have partnered for over 20 years with local authority commissioners in West and North West London to co-produce evidence-based, peer-support activities that improve wellbeing to prevent relapse. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - community engagement section of our online Culture Hub.
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