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Coronavirus: information for councils
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).
A child-centred recovery
LGA responds to government announcement on Marshal scheme
“This announcement has caused confusion among councils who need urgent clarity from the Government on any extra resources and details on how it should work on the ground."
South Ribble – Supporting mental health provision in the local business population
The collaborative working of the South Ribble partnership and the Lancashire Mental Health to Businesses (MH2B) Building Blocks Partnership has allowed South Ribble to be a representative sample of the wider Lancashire area, meaning that the focus on the development can be on a much smaller area, with recommendations able to be rolled out over a larger area.
LGA responds to APPG report on access to contraception
“Councils have been working hard to maintain and expand access to sexual and reproductive health services, both during and prior to the pandemic, despite severe funding pressures."
Surrey – broadening a partnership agenda around ‘hidden talent’
Although the existing Surrey survey data was a useful tool, the arguments benefited from being broadened out to encompass evidence and examples from beyond Surrey to demonstrate to new partners the economic benefits of employing hidden talent and that this is not just a local agenda but part of a larger set of issues being recognised and championed globally by both small and large employers.
Reading – using data to focus and set a new skills direction
The key learning from the Reading work has been the power and potential of locally relevant data (as opposed to broad UK data) to create a shared understanding of the challenge and stimulate joint action.
Haringey – Maximising employment outcomes for Haringey residents facing health barriers to work
Key to being able to leverage the power of partnerships is to have the ability to jointly influence funding, commissioning and resource.
Essex – developing a new approach and Skills Engine
The council is working closely with anchor institutions to identify the plans of large employers, mapping the asset base and developing a ‘Skills Engine’. This will support local recruitment and a drive to increase higher skilled and knowledge-intensive employment.
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