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LGA responds to the Devolution APPG Levelling Up Devo report
Coronavirus: information for councils
Councils respond to Budget 2021
"On the back of this report, councils and parliamentarians should now unite to ensure the Government’s upcoming Devolution and Recovery White Paper brings forward at pace a new devolution settlement for England, led by councils and their local communities.”
LGA responds to Coram Family and Childcare’s Annual Childcare Survey
“We support calls in the report for a review of the early years system to ensure that investment supports the Government’s ambitions and that parents are clear on the best options for their children".
Levelling-up Devo: the role of national government in making a success of devolution in England
This inquiry, led by the Devolution APPG, sought to understand how the successful role of local government in the COVID-19 emergency, which demonstrated how councils deliver for the diverse needs of their communities, could help us think again about the devolution agenda.
International Women’s Day debate, 11 March 2021
The equal participation of women and men in local politics, as our elected councillors and as our leaders, is an important condition for effective democracy and good governance.
A Local Path to Net Zero
With the UK Government’s legally binding target to be net zero by 2050, decarbonisation must happen everywhere, from every sector, industry and service, to every place, community and household.
LGA responds to £79 million mental health funding boost for children and young people
“This is a positive step amid the pandemic which has exacerbated existing child mental health problems and will help support an expected surge in related cases as schools reopen next week."
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Bury council: Making sure vulnerable groups are not left behind
Bury has set up an uptake and inequalities task group, composed of council, NHS, HealthWatch and voluntary sector representatives to make sure vulnerable groups do not get left behind in the vaccine rollout out.
“Public finances are undoubtedly under huge strain but investment in our local services will be vital for our national economic and social recovery."
Annual Fire Conference - Building safety: Legislation, 3 March 2021
Download the presentation from Peter Baker, Director, Building Safety & Construction, Health and Safety Executive.
Budget 2021 – On-the-Day Briefing
Our Budget 2021 On-the-Day briefing summarises the key announcements for councils and provides an initial LGA view
Neurodiversity in the fire and rescue service - 2 March 2021
Dr Nancy Doyle - Neurodiversity Awareness
Driving uptake for COVID-19 vaccination
Councils have a crucial role in local communications, planning and support to deliver mass vaccination effectively – particularly for those groups with low trust in national institutions and / or low take up of the vaccine.
Tackling specific issues: safeguarding people experiencing homelessness, 1 March 2021
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