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Councils respond to 2021 Spending Review and Autumn Budget
Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: On-the-Day Briefing
Council and health leaders call for immediate social care funding
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."
LGA submission to the DLUHC consultation on the Building Safety Levy
Rather than responding to every question in the consultation, our response focuses primarily on concerns about the potential impact of the tax on affordable housing delivery and where the proposed ‘collection agent’ role should sit.
Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill: Second Reading House of Commons, 25 October 2021
The Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill includes a range of provisions to improve the welfare of kept animals, including farm animals, companion animals, and kept wild animals. We support the objective of increasing animal welfare standards and eradicating cruel practices both domestically and internationally.
Local leaders call for long term funding certainty for councils in Spending Review
“Investing in local places is in the national interest and one of the most powerful tools of the levelling up agenda. We call on the Government to ensure that the Spending Review provides both long term certainty and greater levels of funding for local councils.”
Councils respond to Health Secretary COVID-19 press conference
"The COVID-19 booster and flu jab programmes are mission critical to keeping our population safe. As we head into winter, it remains absolutely vital that we continue to minimise the spread of the virus."
House of Commons debate, UK’s Climate Progress: The Committee on Climate Change’s 2021 Progress Report, 21 October 2021
Councils are a unique and powerful leadership and delivery partner in achieving Net Zero and adapting to climate change.
LGA responds to Health Foundation report on impact of pandemic on shielding population
"Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."
LGA and Health Foundation: Major health factors to be explored by councils in pioneering programme
Transforming our communities to become better places to be born, grow, live and age are at the heart of a major new programme launched and led by councils.
LGA responds to government’s Net Zero Strategy
"As leaders of local communities, only councils can mobilise and join up the collective action to achieve net zero in our villages, towns, and cities, and are able to impact on more than a third of local emissions through housing, transport and the natural environment."
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