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Look out for vulnerable as temperatures drop, councils urge
Huge spending on children’s and adult social care not enough to support everyone, councils warn
Four priorities for the adult social care white paper
Pass the planet: Showcasing local climate action on the COP26 goals, 9 November 2021
The LGA webinar, 'showcasing local climate action on the COP26 goals', was organised as part of the LGA’s green webinar series.
Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, November 2021
It is vital that new burdens funding is provided to councils to support the proactive work necessary to ensure compliance with the legislation. This will enable councils to ensure compliance through supporting freeholders to understand and comply with the new requirements, with financial penalties being used as a matter of last resort.
People are being urged by councils to check in on vulnerable friends, neighbours and relatives to ensure they are safe with parts of the country set to experience low temperatures.
LGA responds to NAO report into effectiveness of Government’s Kickstart Scheme
“To ensure employment and skills programmes are as effective as they can be in future, councils and combined authorities should be placed at the heart of delivering a coherent and local offer building on their proven track record of delivering similar services and support.”
LGA responds to latest adult substance misuse treatment statistics
"As these figures show, more needs to be done to meet increasing demand and a huge amount of unmet need, with more than half a million adults estimated to have alcohol dependency, while a high proportion of those receiving treatment are living in the most deprived areas."
National Children and Adult Services Virtual Conference 2021, 24-26 November 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
LGA submission to DLUHC and MoD: Supporting defence infrastructure and the future of time-limited permanent development rights
Councils want to be able to create great communities and support local involvement in designing, planning and creating great places for current and future generations.
House of Lords debate, Publication of the government white paper on levelling up, November 2021
We ask that the White Paper is utilised as an opportunity to reset the relationship between national and local government and put councils at the heart of delivering the Government’s ambitious programme to improve opportunities in all parts of the country.
Managing a multi-generational workforce, Wednesday 17 November 2021
Managing ageism and bias at work Maggie Steven, Senior Adviser and Deputy Area Director, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 15 November 2021
Local government – local authorities (LAs) and mayoral combined authorities (MCAs) – have a crucial role in making the skills and employment system work for their areas, and have wide-ranging functions and expertise in the skills system.
Introduction to the Model virtual council meetings motion
The Model virtual meetings motion is a template that Lib Dem Councillors may wish to adopt in its entirety or with amendments to publicly demonstrate their commitment to widening participation in local democracy through the legalising of virtual and hybrid council meetings.
Social tariffs on broadband
Template press release calling on the government to require broadband providers to provide cheaper tariffs to vulnerable consumers.
Lib Dems back call for climate action now!
Local Lib Dems have backed a letter sent to the COP26 climate change summit signed by over 350 Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners across the country calling on more power for local government to tackle climate change.
EMP circular 5/2021- police staff pay 2021
Local Government Association 18 Smith Square London, SW1P 3HZ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Police Staff Council (PSC) Employers' side To: Force
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