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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."
LGA responds to new figures for children and young people on education, health and care plans
"All children, including those with SEND, will undoubtedly need additional support in the coming weeks and months due to the impact of the pandemic".
LGA responds to Sport England’s Year 1 Implementation Plan of their Uniting the Movement strategy
“This is an exciting implementation plan that will enable people to return to the activities they most enjoy while partners and providers receive the necessary support to rebuild from the pandemic."
Digital Dorset - help us shape the future of rural communities
“Connectivity and digital issues are hot topics in rural areas, especially in the wake of the global COVID 19 pandemic which saw a massive increase in demand for technology, connectivity and digital services.”
LGA responds to ending of ban on eviction enforcement
“It is vital there is a plan in place to support and protect households to stay in their homes, in as many cases as possible."
Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions for social care: Guidance for local authorities
LGA responds to DEFRA’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare
"The Government should balance the need to educate consumers alongside the need for enforcement, particularly in terms of poor welfare overseas, and it must ensure councils can practicably take action in response to new regulations."
Political leadership: Middlesbrough Council
Middlesbrough Council is a unitary local authority with a directly elected Mayor. In the 2019 (all out) elections, an Independent Mayor (Andy Preston) was returned, replacing the outgoing Labour Mayor.
Political leadership: Bolsover District Council
After nearly 50 years of a Labour controlled Authority, in May 2019 the Council were in the situation of no overall control.
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