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Queen’s Speech: councils respond
Queen's Speech (May 2021): On-the-Day Briefing
MPs support greater powers and funding for councils ahead of Queen's Speech
LGA: Councils respond to the Queen’s Speech
“Councils know their local areas best and stand ready to help lead efforts to ensure the new legislative agenda set out in today’s Queen’s Speech."
This briefing details the new Bills of relevance to local government in the Queen's Speech and outlines our local government priorities.
LGA responds to Skills and Post-16 Education Bill in Queen’s Speech
“It is clear that many people will need to reskill for new jobs after the pandemic and it is good that the Queen’s Speech has included plans to attempt to address this."
LGA responds to Health and Care Bill announcement in the Queen’s Speech
There should be local flexibility, with health and local government leaders working as equal partners, to establish the ICS Health and Care Partnership in a way that works for each area and builds on existing effective partnerships.
LGA responds to Queen’s Speech Planning Bill
“Councils want to work with government to reform and strengthen our planning system, ensuring it is locally-led, and that communities are able to shape their local areas, have their say on new developments in their neighbourhoods, and see they are supported by the right infrastructure. "
LGA responds to Building Safety Bill in Queen’s Speech
"This Bill cannot come soon enough to reform our broken building safety system and enshrine tough new legislation into law."
Your first ten days as a lead member for children's services
This guide is intended to help provide some structure to your first few days in office, and to cut through some of the initial ‘noise’, so that you can focus on what’s important straight away, and what you need to be thinking about going forward.
LGA in Parliament 2020/21
The LGA in Parliament report highlights the breadth of services councils deliver and the depth of analysis the LGA provides as the national voice of local government.
LGA: Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’, say councils
"All of us in local government, across the political divide, want to see the Queen’s Speech finally set out the plans we have been waiting for and make good on the Prime Minister’s promise to ‘fix social care’, once and for all."
Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on adult social care reform
We – the cross-party leaders of the Local Government Association – urge you to put social care funding and reform at the centre of your thinking on how best to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic.
Trade union side and conditions claim for 2021
How well do you know your microbusinesses?
LGA responds to £17 million funding to improve mental health in schools
Cllr Teresa Heritage, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board responds to government announcing a further £17 million to improve mental health and support in schools and colleges.
Over 1.1 million homes with planning permission waiting to be built - new LGA analysis
The LGA is calling for councils to be given powers in a Planning Bill in the Queen’s Speech to incentivise developers to build housing more quickly.
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