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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."
Bulletin 73 on Teachers’ Pensions, February 2021
LGA responds to rough sleeping figures
“Councils, working closely with central government, have put in a monumental effort since the start of the pandemic and the Everyone In initiative to rapidly get the vast majority of people sleeping rough off the streets and into safe and suitable accommodation."
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Local authority youth services, 24 February 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
How can culture contribute to our national recovery? Monday 1 March 2021
Local renewal, national recovery Sir Nicholas Serota, Chairman, Arts Council England Protect. Restore. Heal. Grow. Cllr Jane Black, Cabinet Member for
Alert Response Plan Quality Framework Outbreak Control Delivery Model to manage COVID-19 outbreaks
As a system, the London Borough of Sutton has developed the Alert Response Plan Quality Framework Outbreak Control Delivery Model to manage outbreaks. The framework defines the support centred around a care home during an outbreak.
LGA responds to NHS Providers briefing on the future of public health
“We support the Government’s previous review which concluded that responsibility for public health services rightly belongs with councils, but that there also needs to be much stronger joint commissioning of these services between local government and the NHS."
Cheshire West and Chester Council: Partnership working
Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) have been providing ongoing support for the pre-planning of Primary Care Network (PCN) sites and the roll-out of all COVID-19 vaccination sites across the borough.
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