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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."
Fire Safety Bill: Consideration of the Lords amendments, House of Commons, 24 February 2021
We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Bill and hope it will be an important step in the right direction. We are concerned about some of the practicalities of the Bill, how it aligns with the building safety proposals the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is preparing, and the costs it may impose on councils and other building owners.
Kendal Town Council: Ensuring a guaranteed commitment
After hosting the first ever citizens’ jury at town council level, KTC focused on understanding what residents thought it should do and ensuring commitments from local partners.
Reducing or eliminating the use of single-use plastic
Further reading and acknowledgements
Case studies from local authorities - your quick wins
Top tips for getting started
Reducing journeys taken by car
Increasing active travel eg via bicycle or walking
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