Mark Lloyd CBE, Chief Executive of the Local Government Association, will be leaving the organisation after eight years in the role. He is the organisation’s second longest-serving chief having taken on this national leadership role after a decade running two councils.
“Being able to adapt to multiple challenges, from changes in people’s shopping habits to the rising cost of living, is common to councils across the country and we want to work with government to make this plan a success."
“Councils are at the forefront of local sustainability action and through this programme and partnership with Crown Commercial Service, the LGA will be able to support councils with carbon reduction and adaptation measures.”
“As this survey rightly highlights, we need to invest more in the public health workforce and in preventing the causes of poor health, including through an uplift to councils’ public health grant and a wider review of the adequacy of public health funding."
“For many councils, reducing their abilities to charge for the disposal of DIY waste will lead to funding reductions that will have to be passed on to reduced waste services popular with our residents."
“Good attendance at school plays a vital role in children’s development, however councils lack the powers to ensure children who are missing school don’t slip through the net, such as directing academies to accept pupils."