Debate on accommodation of asylum-seeking children in hotels, House of Commons, 7 June 2023
There is consensus that a hotel is not the right place for children to be living. The LGA agrees with the Government in wanting the National Transfer Scheme (NTS) to work well in ensuring unaccompanied children.
Using behavioural insights to encourage energy efficiency
A trial delivered through social media ads directed people to information on loft insulation, testing two approaches with varying messages. The trial showed that roof imagery and social norm messaging were most effective at encouraging people to read further information on loft insulation.
LGA starts discussions on assurance framework for local government
The Local Government Association has begun to work with the sector, professional associations, and other groups to map the different elements which currently provide assurance of the performance of local government, in the interests of clarity and transparency and to help understanding of how they all fit together.
This follows a recommendation from the LGA’s recent corporate peer challenge.
Improvement and assurance framework for local government
We aim to map the various elements that provide assurance of the performance of local government and to demonstrate how they all fit together. We hope that this framework will be useful both for councils and the public.
London Bi-Borough: digital disruption and transformation in SEND services
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster City Council, known as London’s Bi-Borough, adopted a collaborative approach to drive transformation in 2018 with the ambition of being the number one SEND service in the country; a target which has been accomplished.