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LGA: COVID-19 has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities
The Devolution Hub
A local path to net zero
Housing crisis: Over 4,500 classrooms worth of children stuck in temporary accommodation over summer holidays
As pupils have broken up from school, 119,830 children in England will be living in temporary accommodation during the end-of-year break, according to latest government figures.
BI podcast transcription: North Yorkshire County Council
Welcome to the latest episode of Nudges for Social Good, the LGA's podcast on behaviour change.
Haringey, Islington and Camden Partnership: Burgoyne Road
The sale of Burgoyne Road releases land for new housing units and creation of a community facility for residents.
LGA responds to £338 million government investment in walking and cycling
“Councils are at the heart of promoting and enabling more sustainable local journeys, and more government support for cycle lanes and new Highway Code guidance to make it safer on the roads will help us deliver safer cycling options to get more people on their bikes."
“COVID-19 has cruelly exposed and exacerbated the many social and health problems which existed before the pandemic, that need to be urgently addressed as part of our national recovery."
Everything you need to know about devolution in England.
Devolution deal to delivery
A guide to help councils navigate devolution deals
Must Know: Treatment and recovery for people with drug or alcohol problems
The purpose of this guide, developed in partnership with Public Health England, is to raise awareness about drug and alcohol related harms and empower councillors by providing an introduction to treatment and recovery services, key considerations, signposting to useful resources, as well as any questions you need to ask to support effective decision making.
Together towards net zero: Looking towards COP26
In this latest podcast episode, we discuss how our partnerships are looking to the future, and the impact their projects may have in a national and global context. Two of our partnerships are joining us, from South Gloucestershire Council and the University of West of England, and the London Borough of Lambeth and London South Bank University.
LGA responds to National Disability Strategy
“The forthcoming Spending Review is an opportunity to ensure that councils have the necessary funding to achieve real and lasting change for disabled people."
Council employees’ improved pay offer announced
Council employees have been offered an improved pay increase
The Elections Bill
The Elections Bill introduces new provisions for and amends existing electoral law with the aim of making UK elections more secure, modern, inclusive and transparent.
LGA responds to Beating Crime Plan
“We are pleased to see the planned extension of Project Adder, and it is good to see anti-social behaviour recognised as an issue to be tackled in this plan."
Roundtable: How can councils engage with businesses to generate growth and investment?
The purpose of this roundtable was to provide high level thinking from councils around their role in building strong relationships with both new and existing businesses as well as how they can put their area on the map to attract new businesses.
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