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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021
Guidance on the pre-election period
National Institute for Health Research: How the NIHR can work with your local authority to evaluate public health interventions, 22 April 2021
Download presentations from the National Institute for Health Research, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and Leeds City Council.
LGA & Zoom Video Conferencing Workshop - Q&A
A summary fo the questions answered at the end of the Zoom webinar
Councils spearheading national climate change effort
To mark Earth Day, the Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, is highlighting impressive new statistics that shine a light on the work councils are doing.
Transforming responses to economic abuse, 21 April 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
Developing a community forum to help tackle climate change and increase biodiversity
South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils share their experience of developing a community forum.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on supporting vulnerable people during lockdown
"Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."
Dealing with multiple challenges including the new variant and EU exit
An interview with Mr Andrew Scott-Clark, Director of Public Health, Kent County Council
Annual employment law virtual conference, Thursday 22 April 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
How to apply
All bids should be co-ordinated and agreed by the OPE partnership and submitted by the accountable body for the local OPE programme. We welcome clearly structured and well-referenced proposals. Please complete the application template, basic details form and technical annex fully, alongside any other supporting bid document.
The delivery of new homes across England remains a national priority for central government. Local government is equally committed to supporting housing development. Councils have established more than 150 housing development companies, demonstrating that local government is taking an increasingly hands-on role in developing their local area whilst seeking a return on investment.
One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund April 2021
The One Public Estate (OPE) programme is a partnership between the Office of Government Property in the Cabinet Office (OGP), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Find out what you need to know about publicity during the pre-election period.
Digital citizenship: support and resources for councillors
Guidance and tools to support councillors and candidates in their online communications.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.