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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 Age UK report on an increase in older people’s social care need due to the pandemic
“We need to see the Queen’s Speech finally set out the plans we have been waiting for and make good on the Prime Minister’s promise to ‘fix social care’, once and for all.”
MPs support greater powers and funding for councils ahead of Queen's Speech
The LGA is calling on the Government to use the Queen’s Speech to bring forward “turbo-charged” proposals for devolution that give all councils across country the power to meet the challenges and opportunities facing their communities over the coming decade.
A councillor's guide to leading the homelessness sector
In this guide, we seek to provide councillors whether in cabinet, scrutiny or their own wards, with some key information about homelessness.
Your first ten days as a lead member for children's services
This guide is intended to help provide some structure to your first few days in office, and to cut through some of the initial ‘noise’, so that you can focus on what’s important straight away, and what you need to be thinking about going forward.
COVID-19: councillors timeline for 2021
Following the (May) 2021 local elections, new and returning councillors will be going into a municipal year in which councils are adapting to the challenges brought on by the pandemic.
LGA in Parliament 2020/21
The LGA in Parliament report highlights the breadth of services councils deliver and the depth of analysis the LGA provides as the national voice of local government.
LGA: Failure to act on social care in Queen’s Speech will be ‘bitter blow’, say councils
"All of us in local government, across the political divide, want to see the Queen’s Speech finally set out the plans we have been waiting for and make good on the Prime Minister’s promise to ‘fix social care’, once and for all."
Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on adult social care reform
We – the cross-party leaders of the Local Government Association – urge you to put social care funding and reform at the centre of your thinking on how best to emerge from the shadow of the pandemic.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.