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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
Estimates day debate on the spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, House of Commons - 9 July 2020
Councils have shown leadership and supported their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local authorities and their essential workforce have worked hard to protect the most vulnerable within their communities, they have supported businesses and convened the voluntary sector to bring together communities, as well as continuing to deliver key services.
COVID-19 outbreak: reset and recovery - councillor guidance
In terms of the approach to recovery, it absolutely remains the case that councils will play the leading role in this work in their areas.
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Sir Ed Davey MP | 7 July 2020
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Sir Ed Davey MP, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Cllr Ruth Dombey OBE, Deputy Leader, LGA Liberal Democrat Group.
First responder training for councils and other organisations
Guidance on how to spot the signs of modern slavery, and what to do when you come across a potential victim of modern slavery.
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on lost generation of teenagers
"Councils share the Commissioner’s concerns about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on vulnerable teenagers."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to CfBT report on COVID-19 recovery
“We share this report’s ambition to see improvements to our transport system and a green recovery."
LGA responds to HCLG Committee Report on waste strategy
“We fully support the Committee’s calls to give councils the flexibility and extra funding to ensure they meet the recycling challenges under the Waste Strategy, and for local authorities not to be forced to provide free garden waste collections or a minimum frequency of residual waste collections."
Spending Round 2019: on the day briefing
The 2019 Spending Round has provided councils with much of the funding certainty and stability they need for next year.
LGA responds to Government Spending Round
“We are delighted that today’s Spending Round has delivered a funding package of more than £3.5 billion for our vital local services next year."
Electric vehicles: case studies from councils
See what other councils are doing to promote the use of electric vehicles and the provision of charge points.
Further resources on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure
BEAMA 2015 BEAMA Guide to Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Institute for Engineering and Technology Electric Vehicles Technical Briefing for Fleet
Electric vehicles: Next steps
Energy Saving Trust To produce this publication, the LGA is grateful to the Energy Saving Trust (EST). They have provided us with extensive technical
UK Shared Prosperity Fund - House of Commons, 5 September 2019
The UK’s exit from the EU represents an opportunity to provide local areas with new ways to manage their economies. We have made the case for reforming the funding landscape to secure better outcomes and a key chance to deliver this priority is the design of the UKSPF.
LGA responds to Government statement on flooding
“To support protection work by councils to prepare for heavy rainfalls this winter, funding for flood defences needs to be devolved to local areas to ensure money is directed towards projects that best reflect local needs."
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