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Coronavirus: information for councils
LG Futures work on impact of COVID-19 on the Collection Fund
LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
LGA - Tougher licensing powers needed to crack down on COVID-19 safety breaches
Pubs and other licensed premises should be made to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines with councils given the powers to close down places where rules are being flouted.
LGA responds to home-to-school transport and bus funding
“The most effective way forward would be for the Government to give councils oversight of local bus services, so they can ensure effective targeting of any public funding"
Creative Places: how can councils support the creative economy? 5 August 2020
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Urgent investment needed to boost mental health recovery
Failure to urgently invest in mental health and other vital local services will undermine efforts to boost the country in the next phases of the pandemic, councils in England warn today.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LG Futures – assessing the financial impact of COVID-19 on tax collection
Both council tax and business rates income are collected by billing authorities and placed into a separate pot called the Collection Fund. Councils and other authorities are paid fixed amounts from the Collection Fund on the basis of the billing authorities’ forecast business rates income as at the start of the financial year. The timings or amounts of these payments cannot be revised within the year according to current regulations.
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
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."
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.
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.
An Independent Evaluation of Sector-Led Improvement in Local Government
Findings of the evaluation, undertaken by Shared Intelligence, of the complete SLI programme, delivered by the LGA.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.