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More than a million homes with planning permission not yet built
Coronavirus: information for councils
Innovation Zone 2020: apply now
LGA survey: more than half of public surveyed support local tourism levy
LGA-commissioned independent research found that a pound-per-night levy applied in a local area in England could raise between £238,000 and over £7 million a year depending on the area.
Independent Group at LGA Annual Conference 2016
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LGA responds to IPPR North devolution report
“There is clear and significant evidence that the country gets better value for money when decisions over investment and how to run local services are taken closer to communities and businesses."
NHS Funding Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 26 February 2020
In recent years, adult social care has been propped up by one-off, piecemeal injections of funding. This hampers councils’ ability to plan for anything beyond a short-term horizon. Social care and public health funding should therefore be given the same long-term certainty as NHS funding.
Opposition Day Debate: Social Care, House of Commons, 25 February 2020
The underfunding of adult social care and support sector is impacting on the quality of life of people who have care and support needs. It is also creating a fragile provider market, putting workforce and unpaid family carers under further strain, creating unmet and under-met need and impacting on social care’s ability to help mitigate demand pressures on the NHS.
Housing backlog – more than a million homes with planning permission not yet built
More than a million homes granted planning permission in the past decade have not yet been built, according to new analysis by the Local Government Association.
LGA Independent Group Climate Emergency Conference – February 2020
On this page you will find the resources from our Climate Emergency Conference. The conversation continues via our Environment Think Tank. To join this email group please contact the group office on email@example.com
Employment law training, 13 February 2020
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Environment Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 26 February 2020
We have some concerns about the implementation of certain provisions within the Bill, and the new burdens that will be imposed on councils as a result. A key example is the expected increased burden on planning departments. Local government will need to acquire new skills and be given the appropriate resources, to deliver on the ambitious plans in the Bill.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus COVID-19.
LGA responds to call to license hand car washes
“Modern slavery is a despicable crime and a rising threat to our communities. We are working with councils to increase awareness and understanding of modern slavery, to help them identify these ruthless profiteers and rescue their victims from lives of servitude, including those working at hand car washes for little or no pay."
Town Centre Regeneration, Revitalising Hatfield Town Centre
Redevelopment of Hatfield town centre to deliver a more purposeful retail, leisure and community service provision including a mixed-use development scheme on council-owned land.
LGA responds to NAO report on local authority commercial investments
"The report highlights that the recent rise in Public Works Loan Board interest rates announced by the Treasury will affect local authority decisions to invest in commercial property. This rise has increased the revenue costs of all new borrowing for councils and thrown into doubt the viability of new capital programmes which help deliver on key government priorities, such as housing and regeneration."
Integrating Public Services | The South Tees Multi-Agency Children’s Hub (MACH)
The South Tees Multi-Agency Children’s Hub (MACH) working to deliver Early Help and Safeguarding, through collaboration of public sector partners.
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