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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
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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.
The role of scrutiny in climate change programmes: scoping and designing effective reviews,18 September 2020
Download presentations from Cllr Clyde Loake, Deputy Chair, LGA’s Environment Board; Thomas Knowland, Head of Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Leeds City Council; and Kate Grigg, Senior Research Officer, Centre for Governance and Scrutiny.
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.
Children's social care referrals fell by a fifth during lockdown
The number of children referred to children’s social care services for support fell by almost a fifth during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown between April and June.
Support for the tourism industry after the COVID-19 lockdown, House of Commons, 10 September 2020
The visitor economy sector has taken one of the biggest financial hits due to COVID-19. Gaps in support packages alongside the absence of the seasonal boost the industry usually sees over the summer means the impact of the pandemic will be felt in the weeks and months to come, with many at risk of closure.
Councils’ Kickstart offer for non-devolved England
Councils have brought real added value to dealing with the economic implications of the crisis.
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