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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).
LGA responds to green funding boost for 50,000 households
"Councils are leading the way tackling climate change and are committed to delivering green improvements, but have faced challenges with the competitive, short-term nature of grant funding, which requires councils to have sufficient staffing and capacity to apply."
Rising to the public health challenge of COVID-19
This year’s public health annual report records the work of public health teams from March 2020 to March 2021 – an unprecedented and exceptional twelve-months.
Public health annual report 2021: rising to the challenges of COVID-19
This report looks at what public health has helped to achieve and what could have been done better during COVID-19. It also looks to the future and the significant organisational changes ahead of us.
Improving young people’s mental health - what does a whole household approach look like? 22 March 2021
Presentations for this event.
COVID-19: Support for the hospitality industry, House of Commons, 24 March 2021
Throughout the pandemic, councils have provided a lifeline to struggling hospitality businesses by distributing more than £11 billion to 880,000 small businesses in 2020. As the government implements the road map to re-opening, councils will continue helping businesses to re-open safely.
The Archbishops’ Commission on Housing, Church and Community report Coming Home and the case for setting out a long-term housing strategy, House of Lords, 24 March 2021
Councils are committed to ensuring new homes are built and communities have quality places to live. It is vital that these are delivered through a locally-led planning system with public participation at its heart which gives communities the power to ensure new developments are of a high standard, built in the right places, and include affordable homes.
LGA: Frontline funding for public health teams crucial to post-pandemic recovery
To match the growth in overall NHS funding as part of the Long Term Plan, the Government should commit to increasing the public health grant in future years to at least £3.9 billion by 2024/25.
Developing hybrid working in local government
As we follow the Government roadmap to easing COVID-19 restrictions, attention has returned to the debate
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