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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
Download the presentations from the LGA Independent Group Annual Conference.
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.
No child left behind: Cheltenham Borough Council’s year of action
To raise awareness about child poverty, Cheltenham Borough Council coordinated a year of action together with local charities and businesses.
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.
LGA responds to Care England report on social care fees
“People of all ages should be able to live the lives they want to lead and councils are committed to doing all they can to make this happen."
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.
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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.
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