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

LGA responds to ONS data on drug related deaths

"These statistics published today are very concerning, with drug related deaths showing sharp increases compared with 2020. Every death to drug misuse is a tragedy and councils are absolutely determined to ensure vulnerable people have the right support and treatment."

LGA responds to ONS data on drug related deaths

Cost of living: Fuel and energy

This section provides case studies and resources around tackling fuel poor households, where energy costs are in danger of pushing people beneath the poverty line.

Cost of living: Fuel and energy

Cost of living: Food insecurity and poverty

In this section you can find case studies and resources around programmes assisting households who are unable to afford sufficient food for a healthy diet.

Cost of living: Food insecurity and poverty

Cost of living: Working with partners

This section highlights how councils are working with local partners to develop support schemes for residents struggling with the rise in the cost of living.

Cost of living: Working with partners

Cost of living: Skills and employment

This section shows examples of how councils are developing localised employment and skills programmes to support residents back into work.

Cost of living: Skills and employment

Cost of living: Money and debt

The section explores efforts being made to address financial insecurity and hardship, one of the biggest impacts of the rising cost of living.

Cost of living: Money and debt