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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on planning
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LGA: Domestic abuse warning ahead of EURO 2020 kick-off
Councils and charities are raising awareness about domestic abuse and the help and support available ahead of EURO 2020 with a rise in referrals of cases of domestic abuse often seen during major football tournaments.
The Levelling Up agenda, House of Commons, 15 June 2021
Local leaders have shown throughout the pandemic that they are well placed to deliver the best outcomes for local communities. They are also best placed to align the work of government departments and agencies with the assets and opportunities of different places.
LGA response to Consultation on Waste Prevention Plan for England, 2021
The LGA welcomes the opportunity to continue to contribute to the consultations on resources and waste reforms, first set out in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy.
Sport England’s new strategy and implementation plan, 10 June 2021
Moving Communities - Emma Bernstein, Sport England
The Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill , House of Commons, 16 June 2021
It will be important that this funding is kept under review to ensure it is enough to meet demand and that guidance is published as soon as possible so that councils can set up schemes and ensure the new funding reaches businesses. Any new burdens due to administrative or IT costs should also covered by the Government.
Skills and post-16 Education Bill, House of Lords, Second Reading, 15 June 2021
As furlough ends, no community will be untouched by unemployment. It is vitally important that a joined up, place-based employment, skills and careers system offers adults and young people the recovery they deserve by providing access to quality education and training opportunities.
LGA responds to PAC report on local government finance
"Many councils were in a difficult financial position before the pandemic after a decade of central government funding reductions. The Committee is right to recognise that the Government has provided a significant financial package of support to cover cost pressures and some of the income losses incurred as a result of COVID-19. "
New funding aims to create 19,000 jobs and 17,000 homes
New One Public Estate and MHCLG funding aims to create 19,000 jobs and 17,000 new homes.
LGA response to Defra consultation: Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging
The LGA welcomes the opportunity to continue to contribute to the consultations on resources and waste reforms, first set out in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy. Here we set out an overview of the LGA’s response to the package of reforms.
Environment Bill, House of Lords, Second Reading, 7 June 2021
We welcome the reintroduction of the Environment Bill. A legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic must be that we, as a nation, grasp the opportunity to protect and enhance our natural environment, and tackle the climate emergency.
LGA response: Consultation on the draft policy statement on environmental principles
The LGA welcomes and supports the government’s ambition set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan for this to be the first generation that leaves the environment in a better state than that in which we inherited it. We also welcome and support the ambition to create a new, world-leading, statutory and independent environmental watchdog to hold government to account on our environmental ambitions and obligations.
Leading and Learning Together: Creating Local Green Jobs
This is the final blog for the LGA’s developmental programme: Leading and Learning Together: Creating Green Jobs. It summarises what took place during Action Learning Sets (ALSs) 3 and 4 and at the programme’s final event - a symposium of the delegates’ learnings, held on 13 May 2021.
Sector support offer
The LGA provides councils with tools and resources to respond to challenges, present and emerging, and supports improvement across the sector.
Mass events: Learning and insights from the mass events pilots, 4 June 2021
Events and COVID-19, Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health, Gateshead Council Council Mass events, Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health
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