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Coronavirus: information for councils
New podcast episode: Forget What You Think You Know about...councils
LGA responds to High Court Judgement on holding online and hybrid council meetings
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Forget What You Think You Know about...councils
In this episode, one of our NGDP graduates, Esther Barrott, explores what councils really do and why it's important to vote in the upcoming elections, with the help of experts Jackie Weaver, Councillor Peter Fleming and Lord Simon Woolley.
Driving efficiency in the delivery of Green Homes Grant LAD2 projects, Tuesday 4 May 2021
View the presentation slides from this virtual event.
Building community partnerships to achieve a shared vision on nature and land-use
With continuing UK population growth and increasing land pressures for food production, infrastructure and development, how can land be managed sustainably whilst still meeting demand, and help restore biodiversity.
Leadership Academy impact survey 2019-2020
Leadership Academic impact survey results show it improved the ability of most councillors to carry out their role.
The integration of policy-making in national and local government to achieve net zero carbon emissions - House of Lords- 21 April 2021
Net-zero can only be achieved with decarbonisation happening in every place across the country – that’s every household, community, business, and local economy.
‘Greater focus on health inequalities could be lasting legacy of pandemic’
An interview with Dr Melanie Smith, Director of Public Health, Brent Council
Dealing with multiple challenges including the new variant and EU exit
An interview with Mr Andrew Scott-Clark, Director of Public Health, Kent County Council
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021
Annual employment law virtual conference, Thursday 22 April 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
How to apply
All bids should be co-ordinated and agreed by the OPE partnership and submitted by the accountable body for the local OPE programme. We welcome clearly structured and well-referenced proposals. Please complete the application template, basic details form and technical annex fully, alongside any other supporting bid document.
The delivery of new homes across England remains a national priority for central government. Local government is equally committed to supporting housing development. Councils have established more than 150 housing development companies, demonstrating that local government is taking an increasingly hands-on role in developing their local area whilst seeking a return on investment.
One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund April 2021
The One Public Estate (OPE) programme is a partnership between the Office of Government Property in the Cabinet Office (OGP), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.