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LGA statement: Sir David Amess MP
Make school-based counselling available to all children
Spending Review 2021: The LGA view
Delivering local net zero
The LGA commissioned WPI economics to produce a business case for the local delivery of low carbon infrastructure projects. It provides the strategic and economic case for why and how councils can unlock economic, social and environmental value and looks at the co-benefits that councils can bring in health, job creation and a reduction in carbon emissions.
Pass the Planet
In the run up to COP26, the LGA are showcasing best practice from councils across England and Wales through our Pass the Planet campaign.
A local path to net zero
Councils have a significant role to play in tackling the climate emergency. Councils want to work as partners with government to support and advance on the UK's net zero target by 2050.
How councils could go further and faster
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the sad death of Sir David Amess MP.
House of Commons debate, COP26 and limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees, 21 October 2021
Local government plays a leading role in achieving net zero carbon, and therefore halting temperature rises. Almost two thirds of councils in England are aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target and 91 per cent of local authorities have adopted at least one net zero commitment, according to the National Audit Office.
Debate on challenges facing social care in England following the pandemic, and effect of the Health and Social Care Levy on government social care plans House of Lords, 14 October 2021
COVID-19 has brought into sharp relief the challenges facing adult social care, and in many cases exacerbated them, but it has also powerfully underlined the essential value of social care in supporting people to live the life they want to lead.
The National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference 2021
Independent - Next Generation 2021/22
Development programme for aspiring leaders
Luton Borough Council and the National Register of Licence Revocations and Refusals (NR3)
NR3 has a simple objective of providing a mechanism for licensing authorities to record details of where a taxi or PHV drivers licence has been revoked, or an application for one refused.
Spending Review 2021 departmental supplement: Ministry of Defence
This supplement to the LGA’s Spending Review submission sets out further proposals which we would like to work with the Government on implementing. It should be read together with the main submission which also contains proposals relevant to various Government departments.
Spending Review 2021: Regulatory services submission
This a joint submission from the Local Government Association, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Chartered Trading Standards Institute to the 2021 Spending Review.
LGA: ‘No referral’ early support hubs needed nationwide to help tackle rise in mental health issues in young people
Early support hubs which allow young people to access mental health support without referrals should be made available nationwide to help tackle a rise in mental health issues during the pandemic.
Spending Review departmental supplement: Cabinet Office
This supplement to the LGA’s Spending Review submission sets out further proposals which we would like to work with the Government on implementing in relation to the Cabinet Office.
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