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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
Becoming a councillor
Negotiating the delivery of gypsy and traveller sites through local planning
Everyone has a right to a decent home, and not everyone’s housing needs are the same. The provision of pitches for Gypsies and Travellers is just another form of housing that is needed by a specific part of the community.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
“Councils have led the way in supporting residents and businesses through this crisis and will keep playing their part to support the national effort."
LGA responds to social care winter plan and COVID-19 taskforce report
“Free supplies of PPE is good and the right distribution needs to be in place to make sure supplies reach the frontline on time. Councils and providers should also be compensated for PPE already purchased for COVID-19 to date. These measures should be backed up by ensuring everyone in the community who needs a test can get one."
LGA: more than two million homes without a working smoke alarm
Autumn poses a potentially greater fire risk as this is when people typically start to use heaters and open fires.
LGA responds to children's commissioner report on use of unregulated accommodation
"It is vital that the Government urgently takes action to increase the availability of homes for young people with complex or challenging needs and provides funding and support to councils to ensure that they are able to give these young people the safe, nurturing homes they deserve."
Partnership applications sought for £30 million One Public Estate and Land Release Funding
One Public Estate (OPE) has launched a new £10 million funding round and is inviting applications from new and existing partnerships to bring forward collaborative public sector property projects.
One Public Estate and Land Release Fund prospectus
The One Public Estate (OPE) programme is a partnership between the Office of Government Property in Cabinet Office, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Have your say on our improvement offer
Your feedback will inform our SLI offer over the next three years, helping to ensure this offer remains sector led and best positioned to support council’s needs.
LGA responds to NAO report on childhood obesity
“Childhood obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges we face and this report is another stark reminder of the urgent need for radical action to combat this."
Creating great places to live, work and play, 8 September 2020
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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.
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