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LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
Kickstart: what good looks like
This paper aims to support local and national discussions on the design, commissioning and delivery of Kickstart. It has been produced by the Labour Market, Employment and Skills Task and Finish Group which is part of the Local Economic Recovery Working Group (ERWG).
LGA responds to new modern slavery measures
"Modern slavery is abhorrent and councils across the country are working hard to help tackle it. This includes trying to eliminate it from their supply chains during the procurement process. This act will help councils to carry out this work."
Local government earnings and demography survey 2019-20 summary report
The Local Government Earnings and Demography Survey provides paybill and average pay rate information for all local government employees (excluding teachers) in England and Wales as well as examining the key characteristics of the workforce.
Local government earnings and demography survey 2019/20
The local government earnings and demography survey (LGEDS) 2019/20 provides paybill, average pay rate and demographic information for all local government employees (excluding teachers). The survey collects details of individual local government posts; the results presented below are based on around 450,000 posts.
Business Rates Review: call for evidence: Tranche One response, September 2020
On the high streets, footfall is down over 43 per cent compared to the same period last year. Before the pandemic, footfall had dropped over 10 per cent in the last 7 years. Internet sales had risen 21 per cent of all retail sales from 7 per cent a decade earlier and during the pandemic had jumped to nearly 33 per cent of all retail sales.
Strengthening the role of advocacy in making safeguarding personal
This briefing offers support to those who have duties to commission and arrange advocacy services and to the advocacy sector in its delivery, including in defining both advocacy and Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP).
Hospitals (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill, House of Commons, Second Reading, 11 September 2020
Business rates account for around a quarter of all council spending power. Money raised is used to pay for vital local services, such as caring for older and disabled people, protecting children, fixing potholes and collecting bins.
Lord Jim O'Neill of Gatley - Vice Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and Former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury
This article forms part of the LGA's Re-thinking local think piece series.
COVID-19 Workforce survey research report, 8 September 2020
This report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collecting key workforce data on how the local government sector is responding to COVID-19.
LGA responds to Affordable Homes Programme announcement
“With more than one million households on council housing waiting lists, it is vital that we build more housing for social rent, and we look forward to seeing more clarity around how this will be delivered."
General Assembly agenda and voting form
General Assembly 2020
In view of regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and in line with the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 Schedule 14, this year
September 2020: Help your staff avoid tax avoidance
In our guest blog, the HMRC explains what employers can do to be more aware of tax avoidance schemes and explains how this new approach will help individuals caught up in these schemes to better understand the risks they face.
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published a recommendation for the Local Government Association to draft a code of practice for councils responding to civil claims of child sexual abuse. We have accepted this recommendation and will update on our progress here.
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