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Another year of excessive packaging – LGA on delay to EPR

“It is crucial now that government, industry and councils all put the foot to the floor in planning full implementation from 2025, and that Government extend EPR to cover other material types beyond just packaging.”

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‘Radical shift needed’: LGA responds to Future of Employment Support interim report

We need a radical shift in the top-down, centralised approach we use to match people with jobs and this interim report’s findings are a positive first step towards achieving this

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LGA responds to Government housing announcement

Further expanding permitted development rights risks creating poor quality residential environments that negatively impact people’s health and wellbeing.


Skills shortages could last longer as European funding ends, councils warn

Skills shortages could last longer just as demand increases and dedicated European funding ends, the Local Government Association warns.

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LGA begins work on Local Government White Paper

The LGA has begun work to develop firm proposals for a Local Government White Paper to be published before the next election.

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‘Local leaders want to unlock talent’: LGA responds to MPs’ report on employment

“Everyone deserves the opportunity to fulfil their potential by upskilling or retraining to find and progress in jobs, with local councils best placed to connect them, working alongside businesses and our vital training organisations."

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LGA launches Transformation programme

The Local Government Association has launched a new Transformation programme as part of its sector support offer, to further help councils deliver change and improvement to the vital local services they provide.

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LGA statement: Afghans resettlement

“Afghan families should not still be living in hotels and councils share the Government’s determination to get them into permanent homes."

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‘Local digital champion for every area’: LGA responds to digital connectivity report

“Fast and reliable connectivity is now a necessity and councils have been doing all they can to ensure this is rolled out to the hardest-to-reach areas."

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‘Great news for vital courses’: LGA responds to adult education funding reforms

“It is great news for all those in adult education that the Government has decided to continue funding for courses beyond just focusing on employment, recognising the wider benefits that community learning brings, which we and other bodies such as Holex have been calling for."

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