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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
Kickstart: what good looks like
This paper aims to support local and national discussions on the design, commissioning and delivery of Kickstart. It has been produced by the Labour Market, Employment and Skills Task and Finish Group which is part of the Local Economic Recovery Working Group (ERWG).
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).
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.
Third of local areas face secondary school places running out within five years
Up to a third of local areas in England risk being oversubscribed for secondary school places within five years leaving almost 80,000 young people and their families at risk of missing out on a place.
LGA responds to IFS report on childcare provider pressures
"We are calling on the Government to provide an urgent injection of funding to protect childcare providers at risk of closure as a result of the pandemic."
West Midlands Combined Authority: communicating the role of the combined authority
The West Midlands Combined Authority helped raise understanding of the role of the combined authority while meeting the needs of communities.
Liverpool City Region: directly engaging with the public to increase awareness of devolution
Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram has been bringing devolution to local residents through direct engagement activities to help inform priorities for the area.
West Yorkshire Combined Authority: effective employee engagement to drive improved internal communications
Gauging sentiment and implementing ideas suggested by staff at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is proving to be an effective way of driving change and improving how the organisation works.
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