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Coronavirus: information for councils
New podcast episode: Forget What You Think You Know about...councils
LGA responds to High Court Judgement on holding online and hybrid council meetings
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Forget What You Think You Know about...councils
In this episode, one of our NGDP graduates, Esther Barrott, explores what councils really do and why it's important to vote in the upcoming elections, with the help of experts Jackie Weaver, Councillor Peter Fleming and Lord Simon Woolley.
Driving efficiency in the delivery of Green Homes Grant LAD2 projects, Tuesday 4 May 2021
View the presentation slides from this virtual event.
Building community partnerships to achieve a shared vision on nature and land-use
With continuing UK population growth and increasing land pressures for food production, infrastructure and development, how can land be managed sustainably whilst still meeting demand, and help restore biodiversity.
Leadership Academy impact survey 2019-2020
Leadership Academic impact survey results show it improved the ability of most councillors to carry out their role.
Immediately after the election: guidance for officers
Once the votes have been cast and counted, it’s time for the decision making to begin. There are many options for forming an administration when no one party has overall control, but the advice of the chief executives we spoke to can be helpful for a variety of different scenarios including change of control and a change in leadership as the principles are the same.
Pre-election scenario planning for officers
This section, for chief executives and managing directors, builds on the advice offered in previous guidance. In the weeks and months before an election, there is a lot that the chief executive or managing director can do if they think there is a possibility of the council experiencing a change in leadership.
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.
Information and support on climate change action for councils.
Education Committee’s report: A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution, House of Commons, Thursday 15 April 2021
We welcome the recommendation of an ambitious, long-term strategy for adult skills and lifelong learning and that local authorities are awarded powers and funding to take on an enhanced statutory role for mapping, commissioning and delivery.
LGA responds to coronavirus grant scheme extension
“This further funding will help councils to continue to provide much-needed support to low income households at risk of poverty and financial hardship as the Government continues its gradual easing of the coronavirus measures."
April 2021: Supporting your public health heroes
With the importance of public health practitioners being thrown into the spotlight by COVID-19, UK Public Health Register CEO Marcial Boo explores how employers can take a more active role in supporting the development of their own practitioner workforce.
Building an inclusive society in the post-pandemic world - steps that national and local government will need to take to achieve an inclusive society in the UK
Local government’s delivery of public services during the response to COVID-19 demonstrates the value of place-based leadership.
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