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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
Encouraging vaccine take-up among younger people
Encouraging vaccine take-up is likely to become more challenging, especially when reaching the lowest priority younger generations.
Second vaccine jab compliance
Ensuring residents take their second vaccine dose could be a challenge with which councils can support PHE and the NHS.
Developing a community forum to help tackle climate change and increase biodiversity
South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils share their experience of developing a community forum.
Misinformation about vaccines is posing problems for vaccine uptake.
Research methods to engage residents
During the pandemic councils are relying on a range of tools to listen to, and engage with, local groups.
Transforming the public health system: reforming the public health system for the challenges of our times
The response to, and recovery from, an emergency is carried out first and foremost at the local level. Better coordination between the local, regional and national levels of response and greater support for organisations involved in response planning is needed to share and apply learning from exercises and real-life events.
National Institute for Health Research: How the NIHR can work with your local authority to evaluate public health interventions, 22 April 2021
Download presentations from the National Institute for Health Research, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and Leeds City Council.
LGA & Zoom Video Conferencing Workshop - Q&A
A summary fo the questions answered at the end of the Zoom webinar
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