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MPs support greater powers and funding for councils ahead of Queen's Speech
LGA in Parliament 2020/21
Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’
LGA submission: Independent Review of Destination Management Organisations
This review is timely and much needed in light of the challenges posed to the visitor economy by the pandemic, which has exacerbated pre-existing weaknesses as well as creating significant new issues.
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA responds to Age UK report on an increase in older people’s social care need due to the pandemic
“We need 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.”
The LGA is calling on the Government to use the Queen’s Speech to bring forward “turbo-charged” proposals for devolution that give all councils across country the power to meet the challenges and opportunities facing their communities over the coming decade.
A councillor's guide to leading the homelessness sector
In this guide, we seek to provide councillors whether in cabinet, scrutiny or their own wards, with some key information about homelessness.
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.
A Partnership full of potential
A think piece on young people’s mental health from Cassandra Harrison, Chief Executive Youth Access.
Building community partnerships to achieve a shared vision on nature and land-use
With continuing UK population growth and increasing land pressures for food production, infrastructure and development, how can land be managed sustainably whilst still meeting demand, and help restore biodiversity.
Leadership Academy impact survey 2019-2020
Leadership Academic impact survey results show it improved the ability of most councillors to carry out their role.
Leadership Essentials impact survey 2019-20
Findings from an impact survey sent to delegates of the 2019/20 Leadership Essentials programme.
LGA responds to new law to make school uniform costs affordable for all
Baroness Blake responds to a new law which received Royal Assent today, requiring schools to follow new statutory guidance on uniform costs, which will ensure prices are kept down.
One Public Estate: Brownfield land release fund - Self and custom build workshop - a transcript
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One Public Estate: Brownfield land release fund - Bid writing workshop - a transcript
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