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Offices left empty by COVID-19 could result in surge in substandard home conversions
LGA Virtual Annual Conference 2021
New Core Code of Ethics to be at the heart of Fire and Rescue Services
Developed in consultation with the sector, the Core Code is designed to help employees of the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) act in the best way towards each other and while serving the public. It will sit alongside the Code of Ethics Fire Standard developed by the Fire Standards Board.
Tackling inequalities and disproportionality – Camden Council
Following reports of disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on people from Black, Asian and other ethnic backgrounds, Camden Council formed a working group to investigate.
LGA - Offices left empty by COVID-19 could result in surge in substandard home conversions
More than 16,000 affordable homes could have been lost in England in the past five years as a result of offices converted into homes under permitted development rights.
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
A local path to net zero
To showcase and promote local climate action in the lead up to COP26, we have invited stakeholders, partners, think tanks and industry experts to share their perspectives on the importance of the local path to net zero.
LGA responds to rough sleeping funding announcement
“It is good the Government continues to support councils with this latest round of funding to tackle rough sleeping."
Power of a T Level industry placement
Councils can be a varied and positive career destination for young people – by providing quality experience to young people they will look seriously at councils as future career options.
COVID-19 funding for local government in 2021/22 consultation
The Local Government Association (LGA) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Government’s consultation on aspects of the COVID-19 funding for local government in 2021/22. The LGA is here to support, promote and improve local government. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the LGA has consistently highlighted the financial pressures of the pandemic on local government and continues to make the case that the Government should cover the full impact of the crisis. This response has been approved by members of the LGA Resources Board.
The 2021/22 Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement: LGA response
The Local Government Association (LGA) is here to support, promote and improve local government. We will fight local government's corner and support councils through challenging times by making the case for greater devolution, helping councils tackle their challenges and assisting them to deliver better value for money services. This response has been agreed by LGA Resources Board Members.
LGA responds to NAO report on housing rough sleepers during COVID-19
“If councils are to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place, short-term reactive pots of funding need to be replaced by long-term funding issued through multi-year settlements to give councils the certainty they need to plan local services.”
COVID-19 Workforce Survey, week ending 8 January 2021
This report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.
Commissioning and provider services: safeguarding people experiencing homelessness, 13 January 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
LGA responds to Mental Health Act reform white paper
"This white paper is an excellent opportunity to update the law and improve support for everyone who needs it. We strongly support the objective to give people a stronger say in their treatment."
Around 450 primary schools’ worth of children stuck in temporary accommodation during lockdown
“Our six-point plan would give councils a better chance of being able to move homeless children into permanent accommodation "
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