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Councils respond to 2021 Spending Review and Autumn Budget
Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: On-the-Day Briefing
Council and health leaders call for immediate social care funding
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to announcement on public health funding
“It is essential that councils have the capacity, workforce and funding to stand up locally-driven testing and contact tracing as soon as possible, to be able to respond swiftly to any future outbreaks or public health emergency.”
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to announcement on adult social care funding
“We remain concerned that the money allocated to social care from the Health and Care Levy will not be enough to fund the Government’s previously announced reforms."
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to Universal Credit taper rate change
“The adjustment of the taper rate of Universal Credit and the increase in the work allowance announced today is an important part of supporting recovery from the pandemic, which should help to mitigate some but not all of the impact of the ending of the Universal Credit uplift."
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to £9 million funding for 100 new urban ‘pocket parks’ across the UK
"The LGA has long made the case for the importance of green and outdoor spaces for people’s health and wellbeing. This funding is a positive step and will enable more local authorities to create spaces to enable communities to build activity in their daily lives."
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to announcement of funding for the UK's culture, tourism and sport sectors
Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board responds to the Government’s announcement in the Spending Review of funding for the UK’s culture, tourism and sport sectors.
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to Multiply Fund announcement
"Councils and combined authorities know their communities best and are uniquely placed to bring together partners to help deliver this funding including through adult and community learning centres."
Reopening the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with the 'Summer of Love' campaign
Holly Garner and Parveen Devi, communications officers from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, share their innovative approach to getting people back to the high street, and boosting the local economy, as part of the post-pandemic recovery.
LGA responds to Home Care Association report on social care pay
“Our own estimates show £1.5 billion is needed now to stabilise the care provider market and then £1.1 billion per year over the next three years, to meet extra costs from rising demand for social care while maintaining current levels of quality and access."
LGA responds to Environmental Audit Committee report on green jobs
"Green skills need to be front and centre of our recovery from the pandemic, helping to level up our communities, build local government capacity and increase social mobility."
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LGA: £875m investment needed in public sports and leisure facilities to tackle health inequalities
Long term investment in public sport and leisure facilities is key to supporting efforts to tackle health inequalities exposed by the pandemic, councils say today.
LGA: Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill
"The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse."
LGA responds to support package for renters
“This funding should provide some much-needed reassurance to many private renters who are genuinely at risk of losing their homes because of financial difficulties."
Biodiversity e-learning for councils
The LGA has produced a new e-learning module on biodiversity aimed at council officers and members. The module will provide an introduction to the subject, as well as providing tips and guidance on how councils can take action to protect their natural habitats.
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