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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
Business and Planning Bill, Committee Stage, House of Lords, 13 July 2020
Councils want to work with the Government to develop post COVID-19 recovery options. The economic, social and environmental recovery our communities need will look different in different areas of the country and only a locally coordinated response will be effective.
Coronavirus: gyms and leisure centres to reopen - LGA statement
“It is great news that gyms and leisure centres can reopen, and many people will be hugely excited about being able to safely visit them again."
Reopening Westminster’s hospitality sector
The challenges in reopening hospitality in Westminster are very similar to those faced by local authorities across the country. This case study summarises how Westminster Council responded to these challenges in a coordinated way.
LGA responds to AA analysis of parking income
'Councils continue to work all day and night to support communities through the COVID-19 crisis but have faced extra cost pressures and significant income losses as a result, as this survey highlights.'
LGA responds to latest Test and Trace figures
"Everybody has to play their part in helping to get this pandemic under control. It is good that the NHS Test and Trace system is reaching the majority of those who tested positive and who are passing on details of their close contacts, but it is still concerning that nearly 20 per cent of positive cases cannot be found."
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - views from the business sector
This webinar will be an opportunity to hear from the business sector looking at how we speed up the recovery in the UK and the importance of local government.
Erimus, boosting community cohesion, Middlesbrough
Volunteers devoted over 8000 hours to create a participatory dance show to launch the new Middlesbrough Town Hall. The project involved the whole town, boosting community cohesion and Smoggy pride.
Grenfell Tower inquiry report: LGA response
Lord Porter, LGA building safety spokesman, responds to the publication of the Grenfell Tower inquiry report.
Teachers’ appraisal and pay
Q1: How should the appraisal process be applied to staff who are on a fixed-term or temporary appointment? A1: For teaching staff on Fixed Term
LGA and NALC join forces to tackle loneliness
"Working together and toward a common goal we can build connected communities equipped and resourced to respond effectively to a wide range of needs.”
This guide outlines the current loneliness policy context, uses a range of case studies to demonstrate effective local delivery models working in practice, and provides useful check lists and top tips on how to measure and evaluate outputs.
School teachers' pay and conditions Q&As
These Questions and Answers on pay and terms & conditions have been formulated by the LGA Schools Sounding Board members who are experienced at applying the STPCD and Burgundy Book in their authorities.
LGA report: Attracting investment for local infrastructure: a guide for councils
“Councils have proven that they are already leaders of place. This guidance will help councils to attract investment in the right infrastructure to help their communities meet their full potential.”
Deduction of a day’s pay
Q: What deduction should be made from salary if the employee takes a days’ authorised (or unauthorised) unpaid leave? A1: If you contractually follow
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