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£1 billion loss to local economies if COVID-19 grant schemes closed
Coronavirus: information for councils
A recovery and resilience planning package post-pandemic
Creative industries can play a key role in the COVID-19 recovery
“Local creative industries can be the cornerstone of recovery for our communities and local economies from the impacts of COVID-19."
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner briefing
“Councils have been working closely with schools throughout the coronavirus pandemic to ensure they remain open for vulnerable children and families, and where needed, councils have delivered vital IT equipment for children."
Creative places - supporting your local creative economy
As the UK faces the challenges of the 21st century, creativity has a role to play in shaping our response to climate change, globalisation and technological innovation – and in enabling the economy and society to ‘bounce forwards’ from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils
This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector: A toolkit for councils
One of three publications aimed at helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector
Housing Quality Network (HQN) has been commissioned by the LGA to produce a good practice guide on the role of councils in improving the quality of the private rented sector.
LGA Annual Conference cancelled due to coronavirus
This year’s Annual Conference, due to take place in Harrogate this summer, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Business support
Many local businesses have been severely impacted by COVID-19. Council communications teams are helping to ensure that businesses know where to go for the help they need.
Frequently asked questions related to COVID-19.
Coronavirus: Government should consider asking retired care workers to return to work - LGA
Retired care workers being asked to return to work could help support those most at risk of the coronavirus outbreak and provide a much-needed boost to an already over-stretched social care workforce, say council leaders.
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 tackle the spread of COVID-19.
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.
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