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Reforming revenues - options for the future financing of local government
LGA responds to government plans to force developers to meet cladding costs
Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers’ Programme announced
The Local Government Association has announced the 30 successful projects, supporting 90 councils, for its Housing Advisers Programme 2021/22 (HAP), an innovative scheme to help councils overcome housing challenges in their local areas, address the housing crisis and meet the housing needs of local communities.
Public-Private Partnerships: Driving Growth, Building Resilience
The LGA has commissioned Partnering Regeneration Development and Newbridge Advisors to produce this good practice guide. It aims to support councils to plan and establish more effective public-private partnerships, which can deliver the investment, development and services that are essential to boosting economic growth and recovery.
Health inequalities: Age and gender
Explore case studies from councils and how the pandemic has exacerbated the inequalities in different ways for older and younger people. This work informs part of the health inequalities hub, which is funded by UK Government.
LGA responds to Joseph Rowntree Foundation report into UK poverty
“2022 is likely to be tougher than most, particularly for those on lower incomes, with many households feeling the impacts of the pandemic on their earnings, alongside the removal of the £20 Universal Credit uplift and rising costs of energy and food."
Sutton: Our plan to create an age-friendly borough
Sutton Council and Age UK Sutton are working together to make the London borough a more age-friendly place.
South Gloucestershire: Making sure we're there for children in need
South Gloucestershire agreed a new plan for children’s social care in October 2021 which will see an extra £10m invested over the coming three to five years.
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council: The WorkShop
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council launched the Workshop, an Employment, Training and Skills Hub in the town centre. Utilising its successful bid for Accelerated Town Deal Funding the council repurposed a vacant shop situated in the town centre to create the hub. Through this space, local residents are provided with personalised career support to help them access training, employment or education advice to facilitate their ambition to deliver an economically prosperous and inclusive borough.
'We have become like army generals for public health'
As the Director of Public Health for Lancashire, Dr Sakthi Karunanithi oversees one of the largest, most populated areas of any director of public
Changes to local authority powers and duties: Health protection, Children’s services, Education, Non-domestic rating and resulting from new and updated Coronavirus Regulations 2021
This is a guide and not legal advice and so if you are unsure or have any concerns about the meaning of or applicability of the Act or any of the provisions made under the Act you should seek your own detailed legal advice.
‘I’ve had to fight to protect my residents'
An interview with Professor Dominic Harrison, Director of Public Health, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.
Levelling Up Local Inquiry
The LGA is launching an inquiry into how the Government’s levelling up agenda might better strengthen local communities.
Portsmouth City Council: Portsmouth's climate festival
Portsmouth climate festival was an event to raise awareness of the climate challenges in the city, highlighting both the implications of climate change for Portsmouth, and the opportunities to make a positive difference. It was organised through a partnership of Portsmouth University, Portsmouth City Council and the Climate Action Board.
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council: Urban greening - West Bromwich outdoor market
The West Bromwich outdoor market redevelopment sought to improve the visual amenity of the area, deliver against the Council’s climate change agenda and increase the economic impact of the market, which is at the cultural heart of the town centre. The scheme was shortlisted for The Energy Awards 2021.
Warrington Borough Council: A commercial approach to public sector clean energy investment
In line with Warrington Borough Council’s plans to be carbon neutral by 2030, the authority have made significant headway through investment in renewable energy projects within and beyond the borough. Having developed and acquired two large solar farms near York and Hull, the Council now own renewable assets that generate more power than its uses. Using a commercial approach to green energy investments has proven viable in creating a regular income for essential council services and wider public benefit in Warrington via a community benefit fund.
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