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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
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).
LGA responds to physical activity sector letter to the Prime Minister
“The LGA has been making the case for long-term funding to ensure leisure facilities can continue to provide vital services for low income communities."
React, Respond, Renew – Workforce COVID-19 response
This paper provides a summary of how COVID-19 initially affected local government from a workforce perspective.
LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of adult social care complaints
“Any future reforms of adult social care must apply the lessons learned from coronavirus, as well as address the issues of fairness in how we pay for these vital services. These include people who fund their own care."
Health in All Policies: Leading place to tackle the wider determinants of health webinar, 15 September 2020
Download the presentations from this event.
Opportunities for communicators working within or for devolved areas, as well as some key principles to consider.
Changes to the current planning system technical paper workshop - 16 September 2020
Changes to the current planning system technical paper workshop - Alice Dunn, Senior Planning Officer, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local
LGA responds to RCPsych call for greater public health funding
"It is clear that public health funding for councils, which provides drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services, represents value for money and helps to relieve pressures on other public services such as criminal justice and the NHS, further down the line."
Social determinants of health and the role of local government
The examples and case studies detailed in this report express the opportunities for health improvement and what has already been achieved.
New housing targets 'jeopardise any ambition to level-up country
“Algorithms and formulas can never be a substitute for local knowledge and decision-making by councils and communities who know their areas best."
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.