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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
Hot weather – information for councils
Urgent investment needed to boost mental health recovery
Failure to urgently invest in mental health and other vital local services will undermine efforts to boost the country in the next phases of the pandemic, councils in England warn today.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
‘Don't put lives at risk' : councils issue COVID-19 heatwave warning
People need to take all necessary health precautions as Britain looks set to bask in a heatwave and keep an eye on vulnerable or elderly family and friends - while maintaining social distancing – who are most at risk if they catch coronavirus.
“Councils are committed to ensuring new homes are built and communities have quality places to live."
The Heatwave Plan for England been updated to include hot-weather-related risks and precautions specific to COVID-19.
Climate action: data
Can we use data to baseline our current environmental position and to learn from others?
LGA responds to Children's Society report
“The Government needs to use the forthcoming Spending Review to ensure councils have long-term, sustainable funding to invest in preventative, universal and early help services so children, young people and families receive the practical, emotional, educational and mental health support they need, as soon as they need it.”
Local planning authorities: developing a recovery and resilience planning package post-pandemic
As we move towards recovery, we need to ‘re-think local’.
Vast majority of councils say sector-led improvement is right approach
The vast majority of councils say that the LGA’s sector-led improvement is the right approach, according to an independent report.
Local planning authorities: proposed changes to the planning system
In the wake of COVID-19, now is the time to strengthen our existing planning system, rather than destabilise it.
Local planning authorities: next steps
As the national voice for local government, the LGA is calling for councils to have the tools, powers and flexibilities required to plan for and
Local planning authorities: recommended proposals for incentives, powers and flexibilities
This page lists the specific policy and fiscal interventions the LGA would consider would provide support for a post pandemic recovery and a long-term resilience approach for planning.
An Independent Evaluation of Sector-Led Improvement in Local Government
Findings of the evaluation, undertaken by Shared Intelligence, of the complete SLI programme, delivered by the LGA.
Evaluation of the LGA Sector Led Improvement programme for Children’s Services
Findings of the evaluation, undertaken by Shared Intelligence, of the Children’s Services SLI Programme delivered by the LGA.
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