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LGA responds to building safety measures coming into force

The LGA has long argued that blameless leaseholders should not have to pay for fire safety defects resulting from 20 years of regulatory failure and industry malpractice. We are pleased the Government has listened, although we remain concerned that the measures announced today will be insufficient to protect all leaseholders who own the freeholds of their blocks.

LGA responds to building safety measures coming into force

Inflation and National Living Wage pressures to add £3.6 billion extra costs onto council budgets - LGA analysis

"Soaring inflation, energy prices and National Living Wage pressures are putting council services at risk. Budgets are having to be reset with potential cuts to the essential services people rely on, in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis."

Inflation and National Living Wage pressures to add £3.6 billion extra costs onto council budgets - LGA analysis

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Committee Stage, House of Commons, June 2022

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill acts upon long running asks from councils and the LGA for further devolution in England. We are pleased that the Government has proposed to speed up the process and make good on its commitment to offer all of England the opportunity to benefit from a devolution deal by 2030.

Briefing

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Committee Stage, House of Commons, June 2022

Devon County Council and the Apricot Centre: Future of Farming – Training the next generation of Regenerative Farmers

In January 2021 the Apricot Centre carried out a study that highlighted a huge skills deficit in Regenerative Systems, holding back farmers, growers, and food systems workers from transitioning to regenerative farming methods. Devon County Council supported the Apricot Centre to deliver a pilot training programme, helping local businesses to develop the required skills and to create new jobs in the sector.

Devon County Council and the Apricot Centre: Future of Farming – Training the next generation of Regenerative Farmers

LGA’s Culture Commission calls for case studies

The Commission on Culture and Local Government, launched by the LGA in March, is calling for councils and their local cultural partners to share examples of their work in using culture to support recovery and levelling up.

LGA’s Culture Commission calls for case studies

Handling abuse and intimidation

The LGA has produced a range of guidance to support councillors to deal with the range of behaviours they may encounter while fulfilling their role and engaging with residents.

Handling abuse and intimidation

Councillor conduct and standards

The LGA has produced various resources to support councils and councillors to maintain high standards of conduct and behaviour in public life which are openly available here.

Councillor conduct and standards

Planning reforms

This briefing summarises the housing and planning proposals of most relevance and significance to local government. It also provides the LGA’s initial reaction to the proposals along with our policy messages, which may necessarily evolve as discussions on the proposals continue.

Planning reforms