Cllr James Jamieson
Financial sustainability is vital for councils
Chairman of the LGA Cllr James Jamieson says he met with the new secretary of state Greg Clark, welcomed him back to his former role and outlined 'the challenges and opportunities we face at this pivotal time'.
Debate Not Hate – the LGA’s call for change
Cllr James Jamieson outlines the LGA’s latest campaign aimed at addressing the level of abuse and intimidation councillors receive on a regular basis.
The biggest event in the local government calendar returns
The sector is poised to gather next week at the LGA Annual Conference. Chairman Cllr James Jamieson says there will be no shortage of topics to discuss, including devolution and the urgent cross-cutting challenge of the cost of living crisis.
Moving at pace and scale to help Ukrainian arrivals
The LGA's engagement with Government on the humanitarian crisis facing those fleeing the war in Ukraine will continue 'as we seek further clarity on roles, responsibilities and risks for councils,' says James Jamieson.
We need the tools to make land owners and developers build
The Government should bring forward the Planning Bill in draft form so it is subject to pre-legislative scrutiny, according to chair of the Local Government Association Cllr James Jamieson.
We need more frontline funding for local public health teams
It will be vital that Government provides greater frontline funding for local public health teams whose work will be essential if we are to build back successfully and better protect ourselves from future outbreaks, says Cllr James Jamieson.
Spending review: Ensuring an economic recovery which benefits everyone
Investment in local public services is critical to national recovery, and councils can only lead local efforts to tackle the inequalities the pandemic has exposed and made worse with the right funding and freedoms, says Cllr James Jamieson.
Together, we can strengthen the UK's economic recovery
The LGA’s Spending Review submission sets out how councils can be the driver to achieve shared priorities between central and local government, says Cllr James Jamieson.
Building on the vital relationship between health and care
The annual ADASS budget survey show the serious impact coronavirus has had, says Cllr James Jamieson. The Local Government Association is 'continuing to call for a long-term, sustainable funding solution beyond the pandemic', he adds.