Local Government Association

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LGA responds to additional bus funding

Cllr David Renard, Transport spokesperson for the Local Government Association, comments on the Government’s announcement of an additional £130 million of funding for bus operators to act as an extension of emergency support since the pandemic.

LGA responds to additional bus funding

Councils have a central role to play in boosting civic pride in left behind places - Professor Michael Kenny

Local authorities’ responsibilities in areas like local arts provision on a statutory footing. Councils have a crucial role to play as anchors and convenors of place, and are best positioned to understand what policy mix is most likely to enhance feelings of civic pride in their area.

Councils have a central role to play in boosting civic pride in left behind places - Professor Michael Kenny

Levelling Up Locally Inquiry: Place and identity

The aim of this session was to explore questions of place and identity within a post-pandemic context and look to the potential of local social and cultural infrastructure to strengthen inward investment, encourage entrepreneurialism and address economic inequalities.

Levelling Up Locally Inquiry: Place and identity

Applying behavioural insights to increase awareness and demand for sheltered housing

This research was used to develop communications to re-frame sheltered housing and to promote residents to ‘downsize’ into smaller properties. These were to be sent to council residents and evaluated using a Randomised Controlled Trial.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the communications were not sent. Instead, we ran an online survey experiment to test our communications and our proposed strategy. We recruited 1,011 participants over 55 years old living in social housing in urban areas in the UK to complete the experiment.

Applying behavioural insights to increase awareness and demand for sheltered housing

Council funding

To secure the long-term sustainability of local services and to support communities, councils need a strong and certain financial foundation.

Council funding

Labour Party Annual Conference 2021

The Labour Party will be holding its annual Conference in Brighton, from Saturday 25 September to Wednesday 29 September 2021.

Labour Party Annual Conference 2021

LGA responds to Children Commissioner’s Big Ask survey

“To respond to what children and young people have told us, we need funding to reinvest in vital universal and early help services, including mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, and properly resourced holistic family support for families experiencing financial hardship."

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LGA responds to Children Commissioner’s Big Ask survey

LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing shortage

The programme, which opens for bids today, boosts council capacity through the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in local communities – including on housing delivery, planning for homes, and reducing homelessness.

LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing shortage

Local Audit Framework technical consultation: LGA response

Local audit and local auditors need to be adequately skilled and have an adequate understanding of local government. It also needs to focus on areas that add value rather than on work that is not a priority for local government. It has previously been highlighted (for example in the report of the Redmond review) that many believe that the current focus on asset and pension valuations is inappropriate.

Local Audit Framework technical consultation: LGA response