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Councils respond to 2021 Spending Review and Autumn Budget
Council and health leaders call for immediate social care funding
Spending Review 2021: The LGA view
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to announcement on public health funding
“It is essential that councils have the capacity, workforce and funding to stand up locally-driven testing and contact tracing as soon as possible, to be able to respond swiftly to any future outbreaks or public health emergency.”
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to announcement on adult social care funding
“We remain concerned that the money allocated to social care from the Health and Care Levy will not be enough to fund the Government’s previously announced reforms."
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to Universal Credit taper rate change
“The adjustment of the taper rate of Universal Credit and the increase in the work allowance announced today is an important part of supporting recovery from the pandemic, which should help to mitigate some but not all of the impact of the ending of the Universal Credit uplift."
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to £9 million funding for 100 new urban ‘pocket parks’ across the UK
"The LGA has long made the case for the importance of green and outdoor spaces for people’s health and wellbeing. This funding is a positive step and will enable more local authorities to create spaces to enable communities to build activity in their daily lives."
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to announcement of funding for the UK's culture, tourism and sport sectors
Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board responds to the Government’s announcement in the Spending Review of funding for the UK’s culture, tourism and sport sectors.
Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to Multiply Fund announcement
"Councils and combined authorities know their communities best and are uniquely placed to bring together partners to help deliver this funding including through adult and community learning centres."
London Borough of Lambeth and London Southbank University: Retrofit Skills
Research was conducted by London Southbank University (LSBU) in partnership with Lambeth Council to understand the local retrofit supply chain and workforce in the two main retrofit channels: Public-Procured and Private-Purchased. The recommendations and outputs include a list of the roles and skills needed to 2030 and 2050, a stakeholder map of employers and supply chain, and what the council and other stakeholders should do to address gaps and barriers and optimise local benefits from the delivery of net zero retrofits.
Cornwall Council and the University of Exeter: Climate Change and Health Adaptation Tool
The Climate Change and Health Tool is an evidence-based resource to support public sector institutions, initially in Cornwall, but with the hope that it can be rolled out nationwide. The model will provide evidence for decision-makers to focus beyond short-term outcomes and understand the potential implications of climate change mitigation and adaptation on health and the subsequent impacts across a broad range of sectors and services.
Cambridgeshire County Council and University College London: Procurement tools to measure and reduce carbon emissions
Delivery of net zero requires significant systemic change in the ways in which local authorities procure the goods and services they rely on. This project works to produce two tools to aid in scope 3 emissions reductions. Together these provide a standardised, transparent mechanism to measure emissions, along with a trajectory for best practice to effectively communicate the Council’s ambitions to its suppliers.
LGA responds to PAC report into regulatory and product safety system
“Faulty products can cause life threatening injuries and even death, and the growth in popularity of online shopping which has been fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for council teams to enforce legislation."
LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of adult social care complaints
The LGA's response to the 2020/21 annual review of social care complaints by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman
Forget What You Think You Know... about adult social care
In this episode, one of our former NGDP graduates, Esther Barrott speaks with experts about the adult social care sector, the Government's announced reforms, and what local government needs to help support residents to live healthy lives.
Forget What You Think You Know... podcast
Forget What You Think You Know is the LGA's new podcast show exploring social issues that are affecting communities in England on a day-to-day basis and what councils are doing to address them.
Drug treatment and recovery: working together to support and transform people’s lives, 28 September 2021
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