Levelling Up Locally Inquiry: Productivity and Prosperity
The aim of the session was to explore the role of the private and public sector in addressing inter and intra-regional inequalities and consider the shift towards sustainable and inclusive models of prosperity.
South Kesteven District Council: Customising COVID-19 ARG funding to support business growth, diversification & resilience
South Kesteven District Council allocated £1.2m of it’s Central Government ARG COVID-19 Grant Allocation to create a grant scheme based around supporting new and existing businesses to diversify and enable them to be more resilient in the future.
Building a new generation of council homes (Harrogate Borough Council)
Having a suite of homes that can be used on any site allows for much clearer understanding from all involved, whether it be the construction team or the team responsible for identifying sites and gaining planning permission.
LGA responds to NHS Confederation report on social care
We have been calling for higher pay for social care staff for many years, to guarantee workers get properly compensated for the critical work that they do and to retain and encourage more talent into the workforce. Social care certainly does need a “rescue package” to deliver an increase in pay for staff, a long-term workforce plan, increased overall investment in adult social care.
LGA submission to Ofgem’s call for input on ECO4 Guidance for Local Authorities
Councils want to work as partners with central government and Ofgem to tackle climate change with a focus on transitioning to net zero. Net zero can only be achieved with decarbonisation happening in every place across the country and this will require local leadership.
Business Rates Revaluation 2023: Consultation on the transitional arrangements
Our key point in responding to this consultation is that any transitional arrangements for 2023, whether part of the formal scheme or supplementary, should be announced no later than autumn 2022 when the draft list and provisional multiplier are announced. This is in order to make the process as smooth as possible for both ratepayers and billing authorities and allow time for any necessary software changes.
LGA responds to Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman annual review
“Local government is one of the most trusted parts of the public sector with polling consistently showing high satisfaction rates. Councils are always striving to do the best for their residents and deliver first class services.”
Is your council doing all it can to improve outcomes for children and young people?
This document has been shaped by chief executives who are either former directors of children’s services or for other reasons have been closely associated with leading improvement journeys in council children’s services.