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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 chief medical officer and chief scientific adviser's coronavirus warning
“Councils continue to work tirelessly to support residents and businesses through this pandemic and keep services running. It is vital they have the resources they need to lead and protect their communities and support the national effort to minimise the impact of the second wave of this deadly virus.”
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."
Structure of the programme
The programme consists of five challenges that take place over the duration of six months, commencing in January or February and rounding up in July and the LGA Annual Conference where the winner is announced.
Why LG Challenge?
The LG Challenge is seeking out the brightest local government officers to take on a whole host of real-life challenges within councils across England
LG Challenge Sponsorship
This is your opportunity to shape the future of local government and have your organisation lead the way in finding the next generation of leaders in the sector.
LG Challenge for Councils
Find out more about how your council can get involved in hosting a challenge, and the benefits and impact it will have on your local authority.
LG Challenge for Officers
Are you a local government officer keen to develop your leadership skills? Find out more about the impact of LG Challenge will have on your professional development.
Annual local government finance settlements
Each year local authorities’ core funding allocations for the forthcoming financial year are announced by Government in the provisional local government finance settlement.
LGA response to consultation on sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats
We have followed the consultation in referring to sprinklers. However guidance and standards need to allow for the development of other automatic fire suppression system technologies.
LGA responds to General Election result
“Councils look forward to working with the new government to help deliver on the key issues and opportunities which lie ahead and on our shared ambitions for our communities."
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