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Coronavirus: information for councils
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LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
'I felt personally responsible when we had a local outbreak'
Dr Shade Agboola, Director of Public Health, Warwickshire County Council.
'The community are our eyes and ears'
Stephen Gunther, Director of Public Health, Walsall Council.
Councillor workbook: Health in All Policies and COVID-19
The workbook is designed to prompt reflection, insight and to identify actions to improve practice and support your work in adapting your approach to population health and the council’s public health resource in the context of COVID-19.
We ended up the 'guinea pigs' for test and trace
Matt Lenny, Director of Public Health, North Somerset Council.
‘The challenges have come thick and fast – and will continue to do so’
Ian Ashworth, Director of Public Health, Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Meat factory outbreak 'taught us a lot'
Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Director of Public Health, Kirklees Council.
LGA responds to Children's Society report
“The Government needs to use the forthcoming Spending Review to ensure councils have long-term, sustainable funding to invest in preventative, universal and early help services so children, young people and families receive the practical, emotional, educational and mental health support they need, as soon as they need it.”
Vast majority of councils say sector-led improvement is right approach
The vast majority of councils say that the LGA’s sector-led improvement is the right approach, according to an independent report.
Local planning authorities: developing a recovery and resilience planning package post-pandemic
As we move towards recovery, we need to ‘re-think local’.
Local planning authorities: proposed changes to the planning system
In the wake of COVID-19, now is the time to strengthen our existing planning system, rather than destabilise it.
Local planning authorities: next steps
As the national voice for local government, the LGA is calling for councils to have the tools, powers and flexibilities required to plan for and
Local planning authorities: recommended proposals for incentives, powers and flexibilities
This page lists the specific policy and fiscal interventions the LGA would consider would provide support for a post pandemic recovery and a long-term resilience approach for planning.
1,400 per cent increase in child modern slavery referrals made by councils
“Government needs to ensure councils are properly funded in the long-term to tackle modern slavery and support its victims, as well as creating a future-proof NRM system able to support the growing numbers of victims we are seeing."
LGA responds to EFRA Committee on COVID-19 and food supply
“The economic impacts of coronavirus are likely to be felt in many households for some time to come, and it is vital that we continue to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food."
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