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More than a million homes with planning permission not yet built
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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 responds to STIs report
"Councils want to encourage and help people to improve their sexual health, but with resources already stretched, there is a real risk of waiting times increasing and patient experience deteriorating."
Public health and the Licensing Act 2003
The Licensing Act 2003 (the Act) introduced a modern, integrated scheme, administered by local authorities and covering the retail sale of alcohol, the supply of alcohol, the provision of various forms of entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment.
The focus of the Act is the promotion of the four statutory licensing objectives:
LGA responds to latest alcohol statistics
“These latest figures are another warning of the dangers of regular drinking over a long period of time and the impact this can have on older people."
LGA responds to ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars
"It is good that the Government is planning to bring forward the ban on selling new petrol and diesel cars and the switch to cleaner vehicles."
LGA responds to BHF report on air pollution
“Councils want to work with the Government to reduce harmful emissions, and have introduced a range of measures to tackle air pollution, such as Clean Air Zones, encouraging the use of electric vehicles with recharging points and promoting cycling."
Debate on the NHS’s performance in relation to its priority area targets; and the impact of adult social care pressures on patients of the National Health Service, and their safety, House of Lords, 6 February 2020
We are pleased that in the recent Spending Round, the Government has responded to our calls and provided desperately needed new money, including £1 billion for social care (children’s and adults), as well as confirming the continuation of existing grants. However, these one-off, piecemeal injections of funding hamper councils’ ability to plan for anything beyond a short-term horizon. Social care needs to be given long term funding certainty in the same way as the NHS, and we look forward to seeing the Government’s plans for long-term adult social care reform.
Apprenticeships Maturity Model
The Apprenticeships Maturity Model is a self-assessment tool developed by the LGA for local authorities to use to benchmark their performance on apprenticeships.
Councils share good practice for supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing
The LGA is calling for the Government to provide long-term investment in essential early support and prevention services so councils can help more children to avoid reaching crisis point in the first place.
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