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The Independent Group , represents Independent Councillors, Greens, Plaid & smaller parties across England & Wales 📧 Independent.GroupLGA@local.gov.uk
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Local Government Association May 17
Today is the Intl Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia 🏳️‍🌈 We’re marking this important day with a bake sale to raise money for the Albert Kennedy Trust, which supports young LGBT+ people who are homeless, living in a hostile environment or in housing crisis
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Be A Councillor May 13
This equalities toolkit has been developed to help councils create the underlying policies, procedures, ethos and environment that encourages and empowers women, parents and carers to become local councillors and take on leadership positions: … …
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LGAChildren May 15
Are you a new lead member for children's services? We've just published a document to help cut through some of the noise in the first few weeks! Developed with current lead members, we hope this will help ease the transition into your important new role.
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Be A Councillor May 16
Are you a new councillor? Welcome to local government! 👋 There is lots of support when you are elected - check out the Councillors Guide to see what information and resources are available to you as a new councillor
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Local Government Association May 15
: social care housing innovation commercialisation skills planning democracy children's services public health... ↪️
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Mental Health Fdn May 12
💚 starts today ☺️ 💚 2019’s theme is ‘Body image - how we think and feel about our bodies’ 📣 This year, with your support, we want to reach more people than ever!
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Local Government Association May 13
At least 1 in 8 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health condition. Far too many can't access the support they deserve. This , we're calling on Govt to prioritise – learn more at
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LGAIndependentGroup May 10
Get involved with our campaign and share the many great things your councils do
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Crisis May 9
Join Crisis in calling on Government to stop more people becoming homeless by ensuring Local Housing Allowance will of rents. Find out more here -
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Mark Lloyd May 8
Pleased to give evidence today to the Liaison Committee about the effectiveness of, and options for improving their Committee system I’m proud that is the No1 evidence provider to Commons’ Committees ensuring the voice of over 18500 councillors is heard
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Mark Lloyd May 8
Replying to @MarkLloydLGA
now in full flow. Local taxes, environmental action, social inequalities, public transport weaknesses and cost-shunting to councils all featuring in a lively exchange
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LGAIndependentGroup May 8
. confirms the Spending Review will be launching very shortly. States that we need to look at a new way of taxation and devolution of taxes
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LGAIndependentGroup May 8
The panel largely disagreeing with views from the Minister on business rates & taxation of online biz. suggests taxation needs to respond to the current business landscape. Why do the top five pay more tax than the big online businesses?
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LGAIndependentGroup May 8
Suggestion by to redefine the local and central government relationship so can benefit from savings made through good preventative services
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LGAIndependentGroup May 8
Mixed response to Liz Truss’ comments on housing and need to build more homes by building up, on some green land and having different planning approaches, including models used in Germany
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LGAIndependentGroup May 8
Liz Truss MP at the talking about the and areas she’s looking at including infrastructure, special needs funding, housing and schools. Also expecting public sector to continue delivering greater value for money.
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Sarah Woodhouse May 8
Great having Victor at the challenging with his usual candour to get services right for people with
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LGAIndependentGroup May 8
. challenges councils to get services for vulnerable people right; to utilise all opportunities to innovate; to work in partnership with the VCSE sector; and to not kick problems down the road.
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LGAIndependentGroup May 8
One of our Vice Presidents, Lord Adebowale, is speaking at the on the forthcoming Soending Review
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Local Government Association May 8
🗣 Our on the Spending Review is about to start, featuring a panel of: 🔹 🔹 🔹 And chaired by: 🔹
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