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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to be new LGA President
New podcast episode: Forget What You Think You Know about...councils
LGA responds to £17 million funding to improve mental health in schools
Cllr Teresa Heritage, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board responds to government announcing a further £17 million to improve mental health and support in schools and colleges.
Over 1.1 million homes with planning permission waiting to be built - new LGA analysis
The LGA is calling for councils to be given powers in a Planning Bill in the Queen’s Speech to incentivise developers to build housing more quickly.
LGA responds to launch of consistent recycling consultation
“We support the ambition to increase recycling and eliminate all avoidable waste by 2050."
CIPFA Treasury Management in the Public Services: Code of Practice and Cross-Sectoral Guidance Notes. LGA consultation response.
The Treasury Management Code of Practice (“Treasury Management Code”) was introduced in 2001/02. Local authorities are required to “have regard” to the code in setting up and approving their Treasury Management arrangements.
Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities: LGA Consultation Response
The changes in the 2003 Local Government Act and 2003 Capital Finance Regulations that introduced the Prudential Code were a major step in freeing local government from centrally imposed borrowing controls
Police staff pay 2021
Local Government Association 18 Smith Square London SW1P 3HZ e-mail: [email protected] POLICE STAFF COUNCIL (PSC) EMPLOYERS’ SIDE To: Force
Bulletin 74 on teachers’ pensions
Three-step guide to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations
Working with The Behaviouralist we have developed a three-step guide to help councils.
A councillor’s workbook on the local pathway to net zero
Local authorities have a crucial role to play in achieving the UK’s 2050 Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions target, this workbook can help councillors achieve this.
Looking forward – behavioural insights to consider
We have identified a number of approaches and principles from behavioural science which we feel could be useful for councils to consider in the future.
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council: Community centred approaches to COVID-19
The aim of the community centred programme is to increase the take-up of COVID testing and vaccine offer across Bradford in areas with low acceptance rates.
Targeting non-registered groups
The primary route of contacting residents for vaccinations is through GP registrations.
Maintaining preventive behaviours post-vaccine
In a national poll (YouGov, 2020) 29 per cent said they were less likely to follow the rules after vaccines and 11 per cent said they would not follow the rules.
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