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Government urged to get rid of red tape to help councils to act on climate

"Government will not reach net zero without empowering councils to deliver local climate action in every village, town and city."


Time to shift to a locally led approach to tackle climate change - LGA on NAO report

“It is now time to shift to a locally led approach, which would mean councils can target the homes that need the support most, while working with local businesses to build skills and growth.”


Time to bin excess packaging, say consumers and councils

Shoppers are tired of too much packaging, polling by YouGov for the Local Government Association has found.


Inadequate water quality testing hurting local communities, say coastal councils

“For the sake of these communities, their health, and the planet, we are urging the Government to properly resource the regular testing of coastal waters.”


LGA responds to annual fly-tipping statistics for England for 2022/23

We continue to urge the Government to review sentencing guidelines for fly-tipping, so that offenders are given bigger fines for more serious offences to act as a deterrent.

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LGA responds to UKHSA climate change warnings

“It’s clear from this stark report that climate change could have a serious impact on the health of our local communities.

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Brits do not feel prepared for climate change, warn councils

“Councils want to play their full role in preparing people and places for the impacts of climate change on local areas. "

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Councils prepare for Storm Ciarán

“Council staff continue to work around-the-clock to prepare for further severe storms to ensure the safety of residents, homes and businesses, shore up flood defences, and protect road networks and power supplies as much as possible."

Council leaders call on Government to back local climate action

Councils have jointly written to the Secretary of State for Energy and Net Zero, Claire Coutinho MP, calling for a change of approach in delivering net zero.

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LGA statement on simpler recycling collections announcement

“What works in urban centres is different to rural communities. We are pleased the Government has listened to the LGA and councils and decided not to significantly reduce the flexibilities in how councils collect waste from people’s homes."