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£1 billion loss to local economies if COVID-19 grant schemes closed
Coronavirus: information for councils
A recovery and resilience planning package post-pandemic
“Shutting the discretionary scheme would be a mistake by the Government at this time. Councils need more time and flexibility to ensure as many businesses can benefit from this funding."
Improving the private rented sector
Housing Quality Network (HQN) has been commissioned by the LGA to produce a good practice guide on the role of councils in improving the quality of the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils
This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector: A toolkit for councils
One of three publications aimed at helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
Remote council meetings: Warwick District Council
Warwick District Council first broadcast a live Committee meeting on 7 May 2020. Having tested various products, we decided to use Microsoft Teams with live broadcast via YouTube.
Consulting on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans
On 4 February 2020, the Prime Minister announced that Government is consulting on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible, as well as including hybrids for the first time.
A councillor’s workbook on effective opposition during COVID-19, reset and recovery
This workbook examines effective opposition in local government and focuses on the role that the opposition plays during the COVID-19
pandemic including the reset and recovery phase.
COVID-19 recovery communications
After months working on the COVID-19 response, councils are now moving towards recovery and effective communications will be key.
LGA responds to PAC report on social care during coronavirus
“Social care has been on the frontline throughout this crisis but this report’s conclusions show that those who use, work and volunteer in these vital services were not given as much priority as the NHS from the outset."
LGA responds to cycling and walking measures
“It is councils who know their local areas best, so they should be given the freedom to work with their local communities to get on with planning active travel infrastructure such as cycling schemes."
LGA responds to PACAC report on infrastructure projects
“The Committee is absolutely right to say the Government’s infrastructure projects need to be more responsive to local need, with local support and local input."
Reset, not restart: shaping the future of social care in light of COVID-19, 27 July 2020
Download the presentations and watch the recording of this webinar.
LGA responds to KPMG report on investment in bus services
“This report highlights the significant benefits of investing in buses so that these vital services, which have continued to be a lifeline for people in accessing vital services during the pandemic, don’t fall off a cliff edge."
Community health and care discharge and crisis care model: an investment in reablement
Supporting people at home (the ethos of Home First from hospital) and discharge to assess are approaches promoted through the COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Requirements first published in March 2020.
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