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LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
LGA responds to latest smoking habits figures
“Council public health teams work hard to help reduce smoking rates in their areas, alongside local charities and community groups, and it is testament to their efforts that smoking rates continue to fall."
LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths
"Staff working in care homes and those providing care in people’s own homes have done an incredible job, in extremely challenging circumstances, to protect those they care for throughout this crisis."
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.
Creating more inclusive economies post COVID-19 webinar, 24 June 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
Health precautions urged by councils to combat coronavirus in heatwave
As Britain braces itself for a heatwave this week, councils are urging people to take all necessary health precautions against the rising temperatures, while maintaining social distancing and protecting those most vulnerable to coronavirus.
The Fire Safety Bill, Committee stage, House of Commons, 25 June 2020
We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Bill (FSB) and hope it will be an important step in the right direction. We are concerned about some of the practicalities of the Bill, how it aligns with the building safety proposals the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is preparing, and the costs it may impose on councils and other building owners.
Building more inclusive economies - full report
This report examines several key areas of the inclusive economies agenda.
Councils can lead post-COVID-19 'inclusive' recovery
New research published by the Local Government Association shows how councils are striving to build local economies in a way that ensures the proceeds of growth are shared more fairly across communities.
LGA responds to rough sleeping funding announcement
"We are pleased the Government has announced further much-needed funding to help councils continue supporting rough sleepers and keeping them off the street."
LGA responds to museums and galleries reopening announcement
"Museums, galleries and libraries have adapted imaginatively to lockdown, providing new and innovative services for their communities, but they have been unable to generate income during this time putting many at risk of closure."
Domestic abuse webinar - 23 June 2020
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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.