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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to rough sleeping figures
Behaviour change and the environment
LGA responds to PAC report on managing flood risks
"We are pleased the inquiry highlights the need for better understanding of whether funding to each local authority matches the level of flood risk it faces."
LGA responds to NAO report on reducing carbon emissions from cars
With longer-term certainty of funding and sufficient access to independent expert support, councils can help motorists switch to zero emission vehicles to achieve the Government's 2050 target.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Councils, working closely with central government, have put in a monumental effort since the start of the pandemic and the Everyone In initiative to rapidly get the vast majority of people sleeping rough off the streets and into safe and suitable accommodation."
Local authority youth services, 24 February 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
LGA responds to NHS Providers briefing on the future of public health
“We support the Government’s previous review which concluded that responsibility for public health services rightly belongs with councils, but that there also needs to be much stronger joint commissioning of these services between local government and the NHS."
Joint circular no. 113 – Contamination Elimination Database (CED)
The provision of elimination samples is a requirement of UKAS Accreditation and the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes and related guidance documentation
Joint circular no. 111 – PCS handbook FAQs
This FAQ document seeks to clarify some questions which have arisen over the Police Staff Council Pay and Conditions of Service Handbook which was revised and published in April 2017.
Building a narrative for your council
This toolkit looks at why and how a more engaging approach to developing and communicating a narrative works, and offers practical models and approaches.
Climate, environment and waste
LGA responds to Environmental Audit Committee report on putting nature and net zero at the heart of our economic recovery
“Long-term funding would empower councils to be able to properly plan activity focused on the needs of local communities as a whole to support the delivery of net zero.”
LGA responds to expansion to shielding
"It is crucial that councils receive regular access to data and long term funding so they can reach out to everyone who needs support as quickly as possible."
LGA briefing: Health and Social Care Bill White Paper
A summary of the proposals of most relevance and significance to local government, as well as the LGA’s initial reaction to the proposals along with our policy messages.
LGA responds to Sports England’s ‘People and Places’ report
This report recognises the critical importance of a place-based approach to supporting communities to be active.
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