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Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand
Housing Advisers Programme
Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment as MHCLG Secretary of State
LGA responds to Children Commissioner’s Big Ask survey
“To respond to what children and young people have told us, we need funding to reinvest in vital universal and early help services, including mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, and properly resourced holistic family support for families experiencing financial hardship."
LGA responds to Greenpeace green homes ‘revolution’ report
“This report highlights the significant social and economic benefits decarbonising homes and buildings can bring."
TEST FOR MEDIA TEAM number 2
Debate on Project Gigabit and community-led internet service providers, House of Commons, 21 September 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted that broadband is essential infrastructure. Access to fast and reliable broadband connectivity is vital to help communities stay connected, drive inclusive recovery and create quality jobs.
The LGA is holding an exhibition space at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November. We are inviting councils to participate in this day by sending pictures of innovative climate activity in their local areas and communities.
LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing shortage
The programme, which opens for bids today, boosts council capacity through the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in local communities – including on housing delivery, planning for homes, and reducing homelessness.
Corporate Peer Challenge: Cambridgeshire County Council
Feedback report - 15,19-22 July 2021.
Councils support local businesses to take advantage of international trade opportunities
The report, which was commissioned by the LGA and produced by Value Adage with support from the Department of International Trade, finds that nearly 6.5 million jobs in the UK are reliant on our ability to export abroad, with firms in London and the south east having the highest number of export-supported jobs.
Effective delivery of strategic sites (accessible version)
There are a number of ‘stages’ in the planning process, and this Toolkit is structured to take you through each stage of these in turn.
Councils' role in supporting the exports industry
The exporting industry is complex and difficult to navigate. The Local Government Association (LGA) has therefore commissioned this guide to provide a resource to councils looking to support local firms to increase their level of exports.
A local path to net zero
Councils have a significant role to play in tackling the climate emergency. Councils want to work as partners with government to support and advance on the UK's net zero target by 2050.
Local Action For Our Environment podcast
The LGA have released a podcast series to provide advice and guidance for council officers and Members looking to engage their local communities on climate change.
Tackling domestic abuse - innovative approaches by councils and partner organisations
Social Finance, on behalf of the LGA, has produced 12 case studies showcasing some of the innovative approaches taken by councils and partner organisations, to tackle domestic abuse before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BI podcast transcription: New Forest District Council
Moderator: Welcome all to the latest episode of the Nudges for Social Good Podcast from the local government association. My name is Rhian Gladman
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