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Coronavirus: information for councils
National Adult Social Care Strategic Partners: Our response to 2021 Queen’s Speech
A 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: Councils battling 20,000 fly-tipping incidents a week
Latest fly-tipping statistics for England 2019/20 show that local authorities were forced to clear up just under 1 million (976,000) fly-tipping incidents, from tarmac and asbestos, to tyres and even a boat.
Sector support offer for councils
This summary sets out the sector support offer for councils in 2021/22.
LGA responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on variant of concern originating in India
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening on the variant of concern originating in India, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said:
“As the Prime Minister said at his press conference this evening, the new variant is a worrying development and we all need to play our part in ensuring we limit any further transmission.
2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year announced
Karla Overington, Business Administration Apprentice at West Sussex County Council has been named as the 2021 Local Government Apprentice of the Year.
Council employees’ pay offer announced
Council employees have been offered a pay increase of 1.50 per cent from 1 April 2021.
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
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.
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