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Councils urge people to consider essential workers during fuel situation
Social care plan contains nothing to help millions ‘here and now’
Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand
LGA: Councils urge people to consider needs of essential workers during fuel situation
"Councils want to make sure that everybody who needs fuel can access it safely and swiftly. We encourage people to be considerate of our essential workers such as health and care staff, so they can get the fuel they need to do their vital daily roles caring for our older and most vulnerable members of our communities."
One Public Estate and Self and Custom-Build September 2021
Applications are now open for both One Public Estate and Self and Custom-Build funding.
EMP circular 4 - police staff pay 2021
EMP circular 4 - police staff pay 2021
National resilience strategy call for evidence Local Government Association response - September 2021
The LGA welcomes the development of a new national resilience strategy and review of the Civil Contingencies Act (the Act).
Positive partnering with Community Foundation for Surrey
Surrey County Council has worked in creative and proactive ways to develop a strong partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS) to ensure resources are used in the best way, duplication is avoided, respective strengths are utilised and ultimately benefits for Surrey’s communities are maximised.
COVID-19 Workforce Survey, week ending 6 August 2021
This report is part of a series of monthly surveys of all councils in England and Wales collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19. An online survey was emailed to heads of human resources, or a nominated contact, in councils from England on the second Wednesday of the month. The data requested related to the week ending the preceding Friday.
LGA responds to Children Commissioner’s Big Ask survey
“To respond to what children and young people have told us, we need funding to reinvest in vital universal and early help services, including mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, and properly resourced holistic family support for families experiencing financial hardship."
LGA responds to Greenpeace green homes ‘revolution’ report
“This report highlights the significant social and economic benefits decarbonising homes and buildings can bring."
Debate on Project Gigabit and community-led internet service providers, House of Commons, 21 September 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted that broadband is essential infrastructure. Access to fast and reliable broadband connectivity is vital to help communities stay connected, drive inclusive recovery and create quality jobs.
The LGA is holding an exhibition space at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November. We are inviting councils to participate in this day by sending pictures of innovative climate activity in their local areas and communities.
LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing shortage
The programme, which opens for bids today, boosts council capacity through the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in local communities – including on housing delivery, planning for homes, and reducing homelessness.
Net Zero Innovation Programme
The Net Zero Innovation Programme brings together partnerships of researchers and climate change officers from councils across all English regions and supports them in tackling the climate emergency.
Local Audit Framework technical consultation: LGA response
Local audit and local auditors need to be adequately skilled and have an adequate understanding of local government. It also needs to focus on areas that add value rather than on work that is not a priority for local government. It has previously been highlighted (for example in the report of the Redmond review) that many believe that the current focus on asset and pension valuations is inappropriate.
Housing Advisers Programme
The Housing Advisers Programme is open for applications and will close on 15 November 2021.
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