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Letter to Secretary of State Matt Hancock from the LGA and ADASS
Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak
Coronavirus support funding reaching businesses – LGA statement
“Councils are leading local efforts to support businesses as they try and cope with the coronavirus outbreak."
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: February 2020
Tackling labour abuse and modern slavery in the hand car wash sector
It has been said that modern slavery is hidden, but often in plain sight. Hand car washes are a good example of this and have been a particular area of focus. In recent years, the sector has become common in our high streets and communities, but local residents may be unwittingly using victims of labour exploitation or even modern slavery to wash their cars.
LGA responds to Sport England funding support package
“Councils work closely with these organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents through physical activity, and want to ensure that local communities have activities to return to when this crisis is over. "
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We urge Sport England to work with the Government to also secure grant funding for these organisations."
LGA responds to Arts Council England funding
Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to Arts Council England’s announcement to provide £160 million for the cultural sector.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Resident communications
Communicating with residents and ensuring they receive up to date, accurate and accessible information has never been more important as we work to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to hardship funding guidance
“We are pleased that councils will now be able to provide much-needed support to many households on the lowest incomes by quickly reducing or removing the need for them to pay council tax."
COVID-19: business support
Information and guidance related to business support, including on business operations, financial support packages, and business rates.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Social media
Social media is one of the most effective ways for local authorities to communicate with residents about the local response to COVID-19. Councils have been utilising their social media channels in a variety of ways to ensure that residents are following Government guidance.
COVID-19 outbreak - councillor guidance
This guidance has been developed to assist elected councillors as councils grapple with the worst public health crisis we have experienced in a century.
COVID-19: housing, planning and homelessness
Information and guidance related to housing, planning and homelessness including temporary accommodation.
LGA responds to Asphalt Industry Alliance survey on state of local roads
“Councils share the frustration of motorists about the state of our local roads and, as this survey shows, fixing our roads is a priority for them. Despite the financial pressures councils face, they continue to fix a pothole every 21 seconds."
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