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Coronavirus: information for councils
Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement
LGA responds to PM’s announcement of the next roadmap step
Education Committee’s report: A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution, House of Commons, Thursday 15 April 2021
We welcome the recommendation of an ambitious, long-term strategy for adult skills and lifelong learning and that local authorities are awarded powers and funding to take on an enhanced statutory role for mapping, commissioning and delivery.
LGA responds to coronavirus grant scheme extension
“This further funding will help councils to continue to provide much-needed support to low income households at risk of poverty and financial hardship as the Government continues its gradual easing of the coronavirus measures."
April 2021: Supporting your public health heroes
With the importance of public health practitioners being thrown into the spotlight by COVID-19, UK Public Health Register CEO Marcial Boo explores how employers can take a more active role in supporting the development of their own practitioner workforce.
Building an inclusive society in the post-pandemic world - steps that national and local government will need to take to achieve an inclusive society in the UK
Local government’s delivery of public services during the response to COVID-19 demonstrates the value of place-based leadership.
LGA submission to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the Future Buildings Standard 13 April 2021
The LGA welcomes the Government’s second stage of proposals for non-domestic and domestic standards that will support achieving the UK’s commitment to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Building best practice and innovation in local authority climate change communications
Climate change issues have long been important for central government and local authorities but recently, they have moved to the forefront of national and international politics.
Community testing in Waltham Forest
Local testing and stopping the spread of the virus through communities is key to protecting the public’s safety and wellbeing. Community testing in Waltham Forest offers rapid, lateral flow tests, allowing people who have no symptoms to know if they are infected.
Building a Recovery Plan Through the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, 12 February 2021
Download the presentations from this event.
Sandwell Council: Creating an army of vaccine advocates
Sandwell has a network of community leaders to promote vaccination; follow-up calls are also being made to those who refuse a jab; early data suggests there is little difference in uptake between ethnic groups.
Using behavioural insights to reduce non-urgent demands on child protection services by school-based designated safeguarding leads (DSLs)
Warwickshire County Council worked on the LGA Behavioural Insights Programme
Our changing behaviours in response to climate change
Understanding how individuals respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change is important if we are to enact policies that strengthen our collective resilience post-pandemic.
A blue recovery
What is happening on your doorstep – matters more than ever.
Nature is local
The Government has committed itself to leaving our environment in a better state. The Environment Bill includes a framework for setting environmental targets to improve the environment.
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