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Spending Review 2021: The LGA view
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LGA responds to Home Care Association report on social care pay
“Our own estimates show £1.5 billion is needed now to stabilise the care provider market and then £1.1 billion per year over the next three years, to meet extra costs from rising demand for social care while maintaining current levels of quality and access."
LGA: Children’s social care costs will rise by £600m a year
“Despite increasing their budgets for children’s services by diverting funds from other areas, councils are still overspending due to soaring demand for support which is likely to increase further as the long-term impacts of the pandemic become clearer."
LGA responds to Environmental Audit Committee report on green jobs
"Green skills need to be front and centre of our recovery from the pandemic, helping to level up our communities, build local government capacity and increase social mobility."
LGA: £875m investment needed in public sports and leisure facilities to tackle health inequalities
Long term investment in public sport and leisure facilities is key to supporting efforts to tackle health inequalities exposed by the pandemic, councils say today.
LGA: Universal free garden waste collections ‘unnecessary’ and not solution to reducing landfill
"The proposals risk having an adverse impact on local roads, increasing traffic, and pumping out more carbon emissions and making air pollution worse."
LGA responds to support package for renters
“This funding should provide some much-needed reassurance to many private renters who are genuinely at risk of losing their homes because of financial difficulties."
Place-based collaboration for culture and heritage: North region, 13 October 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Health in coastal communities, 12 October 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
LGA responds to Skills for Care’s state of adult social care and workforce report
“This latest report confirms what has been a worrying trend for some years, of persistently high staff turnover and vacancy rates in social care, adding further pressures onto already overstretched services."
Housing waiting lists could double next year with one in 10 stuck in queue for more than 5 years – new research
The LGA is calling on the Chancellor to use this month’s Spending Review to give councils the powers and funding to build 100,000 social homes for rent each year, which would not only achieve a third of the Government’s annual housing target but improve the public finances over 30 years by £24.5 billion.
Building post-pandemic prosperity
The economic and fiscal case for constructing 100,000 new council homes each year.
Taking action on race equality at work, 12 October 2021
School teachers’ pay 2021/22
The Department for Education (DfE) has now published the 2021 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).
LGA responds to joint Science and Technology and Health and Social Care committee report on coronavirus
“Councils have been leading their communities through the pandemic and as this report makes clear, could have been given a greater role in the initial response to COVID-19."
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