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LGA statement: Sir David Amess MP
Make school-based counselling available to all children
Spending Review 2021: The LGA view
Delivering local net zero
The LGA commissioned WPI economics to produce a business case for the local delivery of low carbon infrastructure projects. It provides the strategic and economic case for why and how councils can unlock economic, social and environmental value and looks at the co-benefits that councils can bring in health, job creation and a reduction in carbon emissions.
Pass the Planet
In the run up to COP26, the LGA are showcasing best practice from councils across England and Wales through our Pass the Planet campaign.
A local path to net zero
Councils have a significant role to play in tackling the climate emergency. Councils want to work as partners with government to support and advance on the UK's net zero target by 2050.
How councils could go further and faster
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the sad death of Sir David Amess MP.
House of Commons debate, COP26 and limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees, 21 October 2021
Local government plays a leading role in achieving net zero carbon, and therefore halting temperature rises. Almost two thirds of councils in England are aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target and 91 per cent of local authorities have adopted at least one net zero commitment, according to the National Audit Office.
LGA responds to Age UK report on need for 10% rise in council tax for social care just to ‘stand still’
“Social care was facing an uncertain future even before the pandemic, which has exposed and exacerbated some fundamental weaknesses in how we continue to pay for and provide care and support."
SOLACE summit – Mark Lloyd speaking note
View Mark Lloyd's speech from the session "Influencing Whitehall" at the SOLACE summit.
Tackling domestic abuse perpetrators: What’s the best approach? 7 October 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
October 2021: Why menopause education is good for business and not just for women of a certain age
It’s estimated less than five per cent of organisations are talking about menopause, yet all reproducing women will go through it. See the problem here?
Place-based collaboration for culture and heritage: North region, 13 October 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Health in coastal communities, 12 October 2021
LGA responds to Skills for Care’s state of adult social care and workforce report
“This latest report confirms what has been a worrying trend for some years, of persistently high staff turnover and vacancy rates in social care, adding further pressures onto already overstretched services."
Housing waiting lists could double next year with one in 10 stuck in queue for more than 5 years – new research
The LGA is calling on the Chancellor to use this month’s Spending Review to give councils the powers and funding to build 100,000 social homes for rent each year, which would not only achieve a third of the Government’s annual housing target but improve the public finances over 30 years by £24.5 billion.
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