Local Government Association

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Online Safety Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 1 February 2023

Councillors are experiencing increasing levels of online intimidation, abuse and threats against them, which can prevent elected members from representing the communities they serve and undermine public trust in democratic processes.

Briefing

Online Safety Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 1 February 2023

SENsational Story and Play

Collaborating with Children’s Services in the LGA Family Hubs Peer Review, Dorset Library Service began to explore how we could develop our contribution to the Best Start in Life* and Dorset Council’s: Our Children, Young People’s and Families Plan 2020-2023.

Case Study

SENsational Story and Play

Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt and Secretary of State Michael Gove on urgent support needed for public sport and leisure services

Our members stand ready to work in partnership with Government to prevent further closures and accelerate our progress towards a sustainable leisure network.

Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt and Secretary of State Michael Gove on urgent support needed for public sport and leisure services

LGA submission to the 2023/24 Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement

While the Local Government Association welcomes an overall increase in baseline funding for local authorities, we express concern that a significant proportion of the increase in core spending power for 2023/24 has been achieved through a combination of potentially one-off grants, ring-fenced funding, re-allocation of existing funding, and the assumption that local authorities will implement council tax increases. We continue to make the case for multi-year settlements and for more long-term certainty around funding and budgets.

LGA submission to the 2023/24 Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement

‘Cross-government support needed to address skills shortage in culture and creativity’ – LGA statement on Communications and Digital Committee Report on our creative future.

"The creative industries are an important driver of local economies: prior to the pandemic, they accounted for 2.2 million jobs, geographically dispersed in more than 700 micro clusters across the UK."

‘Cross-government support needed to address skills shortage in culture and creativity’ – LGA statement on Communications and Digital Committee Report on our creative future.

One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) Round 2 – fund details

Since 2017, One Public Estate (OPE) has partnered with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to deliver the Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF) and its predecessor the Land Release Fund (LRF), DLUHC funded programmes that enable councils to bring forward their surplus land for new homes.

One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) Round 2 – fund details

Leading Edge programme – boosting middle leaders

In collaboration with the Leadership Centre and as part of our Leading Edge programme, our 'boosting middle leaders' pilot will bring officers and councillors together to build relationships and share new perspectives and practices that will support them to serve their communities.

Leading Edge programme – boosting middle leaders