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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 Health and Care Bill announcement in the Queen’s Speech
There should be local flexibility, with health and local government leaders working as equal partners, to establish the ICS Health and Care Partnership in a way that works for each area and builds on existing effective partnerships.
LGA responds to Queen’s Speech Planning Bill
“Councils want to work with government to reform and strengthen our planning system, ensuring it is locally-led, and that communities are able to shape their local areas, have their say on new developments in their neighbourhoods, and see they are supported by the right infrastructure. "
LGA responds to Building Safety Bill in Queen’s Speech
"This Bill cannot come soon enough to reform our broken building safety system and enshrine tough new legislation into law."
LGA responds to Online Safety Bill announcement in Queen’s Speech
“Keeping people safe online while ensuring their rights, such as freedom of expression, are protected is crucial and we are pleased that the Online Safety Bill introduces measures to manage this."
LGA responds to Environment Bill announcement in Queen’s Speech
"We are pleased to see the reintroduction of the Environment Bill. The legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic must be that we grasp the opportunity to protect and enhance our natural environment and tackle the climate emergency."
Leading the homelessness sector: A councillor’s guide, 11 May 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
LGA submission: Independent Review of Destination Management Organisations
This review is timely and much needed in light of the challenges posed to the visitor economy by the pandemic, which has exacerbated pre-existing weaknesses as well as creating significant new issues.
Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool – frequently asked questions
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