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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."
National Programmes Vacancies
New leader: A practical checklist
An incoming council leader requires carefully planned support to be put in place at the start of their leadership and it is worth reviewing your plans, given the different context of the pandemic this year.
Forget What You Think You Know about...councils
In this episode, one of our NGDP graduates, Esther Barrott, explores what councils really do and why it's important to vote in the upcoming elections, with the help of experts Jackie Weaver, Councillor Peter Fleming and Lord Simon Woolley.
Driving efficiency in the delivery of Green Homes Grant LAD2 projects, Tuesday 4 May 2021
View the presentation slides from this virtual event.
Wandsworth Borough Council: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities
Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) is an inclusive evidence-based parenting programme, designed to promote protective factors which are associated with good parenting and better outcomes for children.
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council: Solar
Solar was created to transform Solihull’s local provision from a four-tier 0-17 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) model with high service thresholds into an integrated approach with improved access for young people and families and better partnership working.
Longer term guidance for officers
This guidance covers the long-term areas to consider post-election for officers.
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