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Coronavirus: information for councils
Spending Review 2020: On-the-Day Briefing
LGA responds to Spending Review
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Local Authority Enforcement Powers and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020, House of Commons, 1 December 2020
It is essential that councils have a range of tools at their disposal to allow them to work quickly to help suppress the virus in their communities and take action against non-compliant businesses before it is too late.
LGA responds to Shelter winter warning
“It’s a tragedy when anyone becomes homeless, and this highlights the growing pressures councils and their partners are under to help those in need of housing support, as a result of the pandemic."
LGA responds to £170m COVID-19 winter funding package details
“This new funding is good news to help councils continue to support those facing hardship and councils look forward to working with the DWP on the detail and logistics so links can be made with the wider welfare system."
Homelessness and temporary accommodation, House of Commons, 2 December 2020
In the longer term the LGA is calling for a shift towards investing in homelessness prevention measures. This includes maintaining increased support through the mainstream benefits system, increased protection for private renters, and a commitment across government to a programme of homelessness prevention.
Coventry City Council: Community engagement the Coventry way
In the summer, Coventry City Council launched a community-led response to communications and messaging around Covid-19 that’s seen the development of more than 200 community champions across the city
LGA responds to Health Foundation report on the future of public health
“Councils want to play their full part in the future of public health. This pandemic has proven the value of local knowledge and leaders, supported by regional and national coordination. The Government should use this opportunity to strengthen public health and improve integration across health and care, backed up by necessary funding."
LGA responds to Duchess of Cambridge research on early years
"The LGA has repeatedly raised concerns about the underfunding of the early entitlements, so it was good that extra funding was announced in the recent Spending Review. However, with many early years providers struggling due to COVID-19, it was disappointing that this was not a more significant and immediate investment to support providers during this unprecedented time."
LGA responds to NAO report on managing flood risk
“We urge Defra to act quickly on the NAO’s recommendation that they should to develop a clear understanding of whether flood risk management funding for local authorities is adequate to cover the level of flood risk individual authorities face and report on this each year starting from 2021/22."
LGA responds to 200 local contact tracing partnerships announcement
“It is great to see councils continue to take the lead to tackle the spread of COVID-19. More than 200 councils have now launched their own locally-supported contact tracing arrangements, which continue to reach the vast majority of complex cases assigned to them."
LGA responds to adult substance misuse treatment statistics
"The causes of substance misuse and finding solutions for it are complex, but we know the positive impact that adequate funding and early intervention can have."
Early Years Funding: EYPP, DAF, SENIF, 25 November 2020
Download presentations from Hempsall's, Lincolnshire County Council, Stockport Council and the London Borough of Bexley.
LGA responds to new tiers announcement
"Councils continue to lead local communities through this pandemic and will be working hard to ensure residents and businesses understand and are able to follow the rules they face."
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
National Graduate Development Programme 2020/21
National Graduate Development Programme 2020/21: council information pack
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