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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
Next Generation impact survey 2018-19
This report focuses on the impact of the LGA’s Next Generation Programme.
EU money which could help nation recover from COVID-19 risks going back to Brussels - LGA
More than £730 million in vital EU cash which could help local communities bounce back from COVID-19 risks going unspent and being sent back to Brussels if the funding is not allocated by the Government before the end of the year, councils warn today.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on council investments
“Councils continue to face significant extra cost pressures and huge income losses as a result of the pandemic. The Government’s commitment to fund a portion of lost income from fees and charges is a step in the right direction but does not cover full losses, nor does it extend to commercial income losses."
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.
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
Head teachers’ pay
Q1. Can governors alter the head teacher’s pay range and if so in what circumstances and through what process? A1: The head teacher’s pay range is
Attracting investment for local infrastructure
Infrastructure plays a critical role supporting local communities and the local economy. It can unlock an area’s potential, enable residents to access new education, skills, and work opportunities, support local retail and business areas, and increase the viability of new sites for homes and businesses.
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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.