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Forget What You Think You Know... about climate action
LGA responds to adult social care reform white paper
Health inequalities hub
LGA responds to Sport England’s new implementation plan for 2022-25
This is an exciting plan that will enable the right support and funding to be directed to places that need it most, in a collaborative and targeted way. This includes opening up funding opportunities for small community organisations which often play a vital role within their communities.
Public-private partnerships for growth, 2 December 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Health and Care Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 7 December 2021
The LGA broadly supports the Bill’s focus on improving the health and wellbeing of the population through greater integration between NHS organisations and between the NHS and local government. We also support the duty on the integrated care board (ICB) and all local authorities within the integrated care system (ICS) to have regard to the integrated care strategy in making decisions.
The LGA Cyber Challenge
From January to March 2022 we will be piloting this new 'challenge' to encourage councils to explore their cyber security culture – sharing fresh perspectives in a safe, friendly and constructive environment. We are seeking expressions of interest from councils, councillors and council officers to take part in the challenge as participating councils or as peers.
In this episode, one of our NGDP graduates, Katie Goodger, explores what is needed to fulfil the COP26 Glasgow Pact and what else could have been added so communities could go further and faster on climate action.
Libraries and Literacy: a new cross-local authority approach to the Summer Reading Challenge, 1 December 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: Round 30 - October 2021
The LGA measures resident satisfaction with councils every three to four months. This report presents the results of the thirtieth round of polling conducted in October 2021.
Improving recycling in high-rise properties across Hounslow
Westminster Hall debate on the safety of women and the regulation of pedicabs in London - 16 November 2021
Councils play an important role, alongside police and other partners, in protecting their communities and assuring that they are safe places to live. A whole society approach, underpinned by a Government commitment to provide long-term funding to councils, is needed to give women and girls confidence that there is not just the will but also the power to improve things through cultural change.
LGA submission to DLUHC and MoD: Supporting defence infrastructure and the future of time-limited permanent development rights
Councils want to be able to create great communities and support local involvement in designing, planning and creating great places for current and future generations.
House of Lords debate, Publication of the government white paper on levelling up, November 2021
We ask that the White Paper is utilised as an opportunity to reset the relationship between national and local government and put councils at the heart of delivering the Government’s ambitious programme to improve opportunities in all parts of the country.
Managing a multi-generational workforce, Wednesday 17 November 2021
Managing ageism and bias at work Maggie Steven, Senior Adviser and Deputy Area Director, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 15 November 2021
Local government – local authorities (LAs) and mayoral combined authorities (MCAs) – have a crucial role in making the skills and employment system work for their areas, and have wide-ranging functions and expertise in the skills system.
Introduction to the Model virtual council meetings motion
The Model virtual meetings motion is a template that Lib Dem Councillors may wish to adopt in its entirety or with amendments to publicly demonstrate their commitment to widening participation in local democracy through the legalising of virtual and hybrid council meetings.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.