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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.
Evaluation of the LGA Sector Led Improvement programme for Children’s Services
Findings of the evaluation, undertaken by Shared Intelligence, of the Children’s Services SLI Programme delivered by the LGA.
Sector-led improvement: reviews
The vast majority of councils say that the SLI is the right approach to improvement within local government.
LGA responds to health foundation report on social care during coronavirus
Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS and this needs to be backed up by a genuine, long-term and sustainable funding settlement for adult social care, which we have been calling for long before the current crisis.
LGA responds to shelter research on private renting parents
Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesman, responds to research from Shelter showing that nearly one in five (17 per cent) private renting parents – equivalent to 458,000 adults - are now more concerned their family will become homeless as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
LGA responds to culture funding announcement
“This emergency support for our cultural and creative sectors is positive and a vote of confidence in their contribution to society, our economy, and our standing in the world."
A councillor’s workbook on effective opposition during COVID-19, reset and recovery
This workbook examines effective opposition in local government and focuses on the role that the opposition plays during the COVID-19
pandemic including the reset and recovery phase.
COVID-19 recovery communications
After months working on the COVID-19 response, councils are now moving towards recovery and effective communications will be key.
LGA responds to PAC report on social care during coronavirus
“Social care has been on the frontline throughout this crisis but this report’s conclusions show that those who use, work and volunteer in these vital services were not given as much priority as the NHS from the outset."
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