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LGA responds to flooding funding announcement
“Funding for flood defences needs to be devolved to local areas to ensure money is directed towards projects that best reflect local needs, which includes protecting key roads and bridges to keep local residents and businesses moving."
Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill House of Commons, Second Reading, 16 July 2020
The Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill seeks to provide 100 per cent business rates relief for standalone public lavatories in England and Wales. This includes publicly and privately owned, free to use and charging for entry lavatories.
Taking a public health approach to tackling serious violent crime: case studies
In this guide, we have pulled together a series of case studies to highlight some examples of best practice across local government.
Fire and rescue authority members development support
The LGA’s range of fire and rescue authority member development resources helps elected members develop into capable and confident local leaders.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA responds to ADCS report on impact of COVID-19 on children and young people
“The real challenge for children’s services is yet to come."
LGA submission to DfT’s Future of transport regulatory review, 3 July 2020
The LGA has responded to the Government’s regulatory review on the future of transport technology. We have responded to the questions that cover the overall policy and regulatory framework for councils.
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, LGA Vice-President and Cllr Marianne Overton MBE, Leader, LGA Independent Group and Vice-Chair, LGA.
Sector-led improvement end of year report 2019-20
This end of year report highlights achievements from the Sector-led Improvement (SLI) programme for 2019/2020.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on future PPE supply
“We must be as prepared as possible if we are to continue supporting those who use and work in social care, while reducing the impact of this devastating disease.”
Spotlight on the councillor - 7 July
During this webinar we hear from a panel of councillors, on what they have done differently, innovatively and what they have learnt about their role as a community leader during COVID-19.
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.
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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.