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LGA responds to ADCS report on impact of COVID-19 on children and young people
Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to flooding funding announcement
“Funding for flood defences needs to be devolved to local areas to ensure money is directed towards projects that best reflect local needs, which includes protecting key roads and bridges to keep local residents and businesses moving."
“The real challenge for children’s services is yet to come."
LGA responds to immigration points-based system statement
'As a country we face significant skills challenges, with one of the most serious being in our social care system. We need to do what we can to ensure the social care workforce can be maintained.'
Planning: Development Management – COVID-19 and beyond - 13 July 2020
Presentations from this webinar can be found here.
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."
Coronavirus: recovery and renewal panels launched for councils
Councils across the country can now access a newly developed remote support offer to enable them to test plans for recovery and renewal.
Summer Economic Update: LGA response
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the Summer Economic Update announced by the Chancellor.
LGA submission to DfT’s Future of transport regulatory review, 3 July 2020
The LGA has responded to the Government’s regulatory review on the future of transport technology. We have responded to the questions that cover the overall policy and regulatory framework for councils.
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, LGA Vice-President and Cllr Marianne Overton MBE, Leader, LGA Independent Group and Vice-Chair, LGA.
Sector-led improvement end of year report 2019-20
This end of year report highlights achievements from the Sector-led Improvement (SLI) programme for 2019/2020.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on future PPE supply
“We must be as prepared as possible if we are to continue supporting those who use and work in social care, while reducing the impact of this devastating disease.”
Spotlight on the councillor - 7 July
During this webinar we hear from a panel of councillors, on what they have done differently, innovatively and what they have learnt about their role as a community leader during COVID-19.
LGA responds to latest smoking habits figures
“Council public health teams work hard to help reduce smoking rates in their areas, alongside local charities and community groups, and it is testament to their efforts that smoking rates continue to fall."
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