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Councils respond to Budget 2021
Budget 2021 – On-the-Day Briefing
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."
Domestic Abuse Bill, Report Stage House of Lords 8,10 & 15 March 2021
The Bill introduces important measures which will help to raise awareness of domestic abuse and will go some way to providing additional support to domestic abuse victims
Full opening of schools, 25 February 2021
Suite of guidance documents for education settings on Gov.uk: Early Years Schools Further Education Special schools, special post-16 providers and
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on achieving net zero
We are very pleased that the Committee has backed our call for a national fiscal and policy framework for addressing the climate emergency.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee inquiry launch into adult social care funding
“This cross-party inquiry will be another important contributor to how we can sustainably pay for social care services, which have been seriously impacted by the pandemic but also affected by decades of delayed reforms by successive governments of different political colours.”
New guidance on restricting staff movement in care homes
On 3 March 2021, the Government published guidance for care home providers on limiting staff movement between care settings in all but exceptional circumstances to help reduce the spread of infection.
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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Transcript of video interview: Cllr Simon Bennett, City of Wolverhampton Council
So I'm Councillor Simon Bennett and I represent Merry Hill Ward in Wolverhampton. So, throughout my working life I’d always been in roles where it was
Transcript: Cllr Sohail Khan, City of Wolverhampton Council
So, my name’s Councillor Sohail Khan and I’m a city councillor, elected in Tettenhall Regis ward in Wolverhampton. A friend of mine was a Councillor
DfE update - Early Career Framework
From September 2021, the Government is funding an entitlement for all early career teachers in England to access high quality professional development at the start of their career.
Park Active for Colchester
Post-COVID 19 lockdown, Colchester Borough Council faced reduced use of its long-stay car parks and pressure for increased pedestrian and cycle access to the town centre. The solution was to enable a Park Active site for Colchester to encourage motorists to park in peripheral car parks more often and actively complete their journeys by walking or cycling. The approach is part of a national pilot programme being led by the BPA and supported by the UK Government.
COVID-19: the culture and entertainment sectors, House of Commons, 2 March 2021
While the Government’s £1.57 billion support package for the arts and culture sector was welcome, the sector is still facing significant financial difficulties. Councils face significant additional cost pressures as a result of COVID-19 and this will directly impact council’s ability to fund discretionary services in the culture sector, at a time when the sector is in urgent need of investment.
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