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Forget What You Think You Know... about climate action
LGA responds to adult social care reform white paper
Health inequalities hub
Motion on second homes submitted to East Suffolk Council by Cllr David Beavan
This Council urges the government to finally and promptly close the iniquitous loophole that allows second home owners to evade both council tax and rates by pretending to be a holiday let business, even though they do not have to actually let at all.
Hinckley and Bosworth’s Lib Dem Council's motion on bank branches
Hinckley and Bosworth’s Lib Dem Council has passed this excellent motion on bank branches.
Small Business Saturday: Liberal Democrat proposals to cut taxes for small businesses
Template press release to use for Small Business Saturday, on Liberal Democrat proposals to cut taxes for small businesses.
LGA responds to Sport England’s new implementation plan for 2022-25
This is an exciting plan that will enable the right support and funding to be directed to places that need it most, in a collaborative and targeted way. This includes opening up funding opportunities for small community organisations which often play a vital role within their communities.
Public-private partnerships for growth, 2 December 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Sutton Motion - Violence against women and girls
According to national crime statistics in the UK, on average one woman is killed by a man every three days.
LGA responds to latest ONS domestic abuse statistics
"Domestic abuse is a horrendous crime, which councils cannot tackle alone. The cooperation of other public services including the police is essential if we are to work to eliminate domestic abuse."
LGA briefing: Alcohol harm House of Commons, 25 November 2021
There are around 10 million adults in England who drink above the UK Chief Medical Officers’ low risk guidelines, including more than two million who drink at higher risk and an estimated 587,000 who are dependent on alcohol.
The White Ribbon campaign which seeks to end male violence against women, House of Lords, 25 November 2021
White Ribbon UK is part of the global White Ribbon movement to end men’s violence against women. UK White Ribbon Day, on 25 November 2021, is a national day to raise awareness, educate and campaign to change the cultures that lead to violence against women and girls and marks the start of the 16 days of Action to end gender-based violence.
LGA responds to ADCS figures on home education
"Although most parents and carers provide a good home education, the LGA is concerned that the pandemic has led to increasing numbers of children receiving education outside the classroom and missing out on the benefits that a school environment brings, such as safeguarding and learning and socialising with other children."
LGA: Huge spending on children’s and adult social care not enough to support everyone, councils warn
New analysis by the LGA shows that social care-providing authorities, who want to be able to support all children and adults to lead an equal life, are now spending more than 60 per cent of their outgoings on these essential services, underlining the urgent need for action to address immediate pressures now.
Leadership meeting on scrutiny essentials, 22 November 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
LGA responds to National Transfer Scheme announcement
"Councils will want to continue to work closely with government to ensure the rights and needs of children are at the heart of these new arrangements. These need to enable local partners to give children the help they need, including mental and physical health support and appropriate education."
Down Syndrome Bill: Second Reading, House of Commons, 26 November 2021
Councils already play a key role in supporting people with Down syndrome to help them live the lives they want to lead, including through their social care functions and their work with partners, particularly the voluntary and community sector and schools.
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